I'm not usually a fan of thrillers. This one, however, I found captivating. The historical setting made it especially interesting. All of Ken Follett's books that I've read have been well-written. The historical perspective is fascinating, the story lines compelling, and the characters well-developed.
The book that made Ken Follett a star of literature. This is a classic all-time favorite of mine. I read it when it first came out. I enjoyed the movie just as much. If you have not read this book yet, and you enjoy Ken Follett, you should go back and seek this one out. The story is set during WWII, so it wouldn't matter if you read it in the 80's or read it now. If you are a Follett fan, you will love it.