The Third Twin by Ken Follett

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Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost—until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career.
To fight the charges, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America—men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.
Praise for Ken Follett and The Third Twin
“Follett infuses the book with an irresistible energy.”—People
“A provocative, well-paced, and sensational biotech thriller.”—Variety
“[A] page-turner . . . Follett is one of the smoothest suspense writers around, and The Third Twin will only enhance his reputation.”—Chicago Tribune
“[Follett] is a master of the fast-paced plot.”—The Washington Post

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About Ken Follett

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Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara.
Published January 1, 1996 by Ballantine Books. 482 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Jones and fellow Genetico shareholders stand to profit if only the Europeans don't discover a supersecret government cloning experiment Genetico pulled off back in the old days of the Nixon Administration.

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And despite entwining outlandish plot strands of biotechnical skullduggery, a neo-Nazi candidate for president, academic politics and corporate greed with a steamy romance between Jeannie and one of the twins, the novel shines with the authenticity that's Follett's trademark as it explores the In...

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Readers of Ken Follett's The Third Twin might be forgiven for thinking they've read this book before, since the plot is a mere amalgamation of standard genre elements: corrupt politicians, perverted scientific discoveries, and idealistic young whistle-blowers.

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STEVE LOGAN IS AN UPSTANDING YOUNG law student at a small Baltimore college.

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Not only does this guy have a detestable twin (Gedrick) doing time for murder, he also turns out to have a kinky clone (Gedrick) who owns sex clubs and another kinky clone (Gedrick) who tries to rape McGillis while they fight for the steering wheel of a speeding car.

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Her boss, that renowned geneticist Berrington Jones (Larry Hagman), self-styled "spokesman for modern genes," had a hand in creating at least two --- maybe three or more --- male babies years ago by breaking a few eggs.

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