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 satellite launch ...Read MoreThree 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 satellite 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 ...Read Less
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I just started reading this book 2 nights ago. It is very good.
Oct 13, 2010
I love Follett. I've been a fan for several years and like to try new books of his when they are released. This one was hard to get into. I listened to it as an audio book and fell asleep more times than I should have.
I was also quite surprised that Follett's editor/editors did not catch some very startling anachronisms. This is supposed to be 1957 or '58 and he has one character driving a Ford Fiesta...Hello?
This is such a simple thing to get right. I am a fiction writer and if my editor missed something like that I would be totally embarrassed.
In the end I thought it was an okay story, but it wasn't his best by a big stretch.
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