Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five
intertwined familiesAmerican, German, Russian, English, and
Welshas they make their way through the twentieth century. It has
been called potent, engrossing" (Publishers Weekly) and
truly epic" (Huffington Post). USA Today said,
You actually feel like you're there."
Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the
most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s,
encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin
Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment,
revolutionand rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she's been spied on
by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will
affect her family for generations
George Jakes, himself bi-racial,
bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice
Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal
events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal
Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the
chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to
discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined
Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for
good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to
the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out
a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to
Warsawand into history.
These characters and many others find their lives inextricably
entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the
most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices
of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of
those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the
wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most
marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages.
With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an
entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to
tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate
readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this
climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we
thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.