Code to Zero Author:Ken Follett Three days that could change the world's political landscape ...A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn't until a newspaper report about a satelli... more »te launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems ...The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite, in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape Canaveral. And as he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself ...« less
I had read "Pillars of the Earth" and "Fall of Giants" two sweeping epics of Follett's but never other books, especially a Cold War times story.
I was so engrossed in this book I never wanted to put it down! I love Follett's writing, the way he makes the characters relatable and real.
If you normally don't read war, FBI, or similar type stories give this one a try. You won't be dissapointed!
A man wakes to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station. He does not remember how he got there. He has forgotten where he lives. He cannot remember his name. So begins a tale of intrigue, espionage and conspiracy.