Success came easily to Chad Carstairs. Then, without warning evil invaded his pleasure-filled life... a chilling evil that sent him racing from an elegant English country estate to the sleazy clubs of London's West End, from the drug-ridden streets of Marseilles to a farmhouse on the desolate coast of Wales. Driven by revenge, he was a man willing to risk his fortune, his future, even his life in a desperate gambit to outwit the world's deadliest organization at its own game and finger the powerful men behind... The Big Needle.
Ken Follett is really masterful at building suspense and keeping you riveted to the story. AND he does it without being overly gory and grisly. This is an older, extremely tightly written story by him and the characters are all decked out in 70's era gear. It's a great blast from the past in terms of its setting, yet the storyline is as current as ever.
I highly recommend it!
Early Follett novel, written under the pseudonym "Symon Myles". Short, easy to read, worth it.
I thought the book was very well written; I felt I was there with the plot and characters. It had a surprising ending that kept me at the edge of my seat until the very end.