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Never - Ken Follett


By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,685 Ratings


New York Times Bestseller

The new must-read epic from master storyteller Ken Follett: more than a thriller, it’s an action-packed, globe-spanning drama set in the present day.
“A compelling story, and only too realistic.” —Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary

“Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s nerve-racking drama of international tension.
A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert; a stolen US Army drone; an uninhabited Japanese island; and one country’s secret stash of deadly chemical poisons: all these play roles in a relentlessly escalating crisis.
Struggling to prevent the outbreak of world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next president election.

Never is an extraordinary novel, full of heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.


  • Never

    By Nepolitano
    Probably the worst of all Follett’s books. And I’ve read them all. Great disappointment.
  • Impeccable Research and Gritty story.

    By TrishKCEO
    Very good read felt a little rushed at the end. Follet’s research is always top notch and pacing keeps every page rolling to the next.
  • Startlingly provocative.

    By RiccoV
    This could happen. That makes it more real and more frightening than any ghost stories.
  • OMG

    By pw!642
    Once you start reading Never, put every other activity aside, perhaps except for sleep, but that will not come easily. It will take my pulse rate a couple of days to return to normal!
  • OK

    By ChiliSoul
    It starts out like his more recent long character studies with large plot details, and then the last third is one of his usual spy novels. It doesn’t really work. Not bad, just not his best.
  • Excellent book, easy read depressing because of the real possibility

    By danmatras
    Everyone should read this book. It may help people understand the possibility of what faces us in the near future.
  • Good read

    By fireball1966
    Well written …plot was no surprise,but was well executed ,got my attention!
  • Don’t waste your time reading this book

    By Barb,Jim
    I didn’t care for this book. I had to force myself to finish it. I liked every Ken Follett book but this one.
  • Exciting but Disjointed

    By Marcnatx
    The book seemed to be two or three completely separate narratives in one. While it offered an exciting collection of plots and subplots, they never get tied together leaving the reader to feel the stories lacked cohesion or a common purpose.
  • Way too over played

    By Jenesaisquoi1
    This was a long tedious journey with no tension leading to an inevitable conclusion. Characters were all unsympathetic and stereotypic. Follett has written some great books, unfortunately this isn’t one of them. I always read books to the end, this was one of the few I almost didn’t.