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The Sunday Times Thriller of the Month

‘Stunning . . . one of the most compelling reads of the year’ – Daily Express

Expertly researched and visionary in scale, international number one bestseller Ken Follett’s Never is more than a thriller. It imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true, one which will keep you transfixed until the final page . . .

A stolen US army drone.
A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert.
A secret stash of deadly chemicals.

Each is a threat to the stability of the world but individually are problems that can be overcome. In the diplomatic arena though, everyone will have a different way of dealing with such a threat. And when those in charge disagree and refuse to back down, it will kick off an international chain reaction with potentially catastrophic consequences: a world edging closer to war . . .

Now three people must work tirelessly and with the utmost skill to stop that from happening:

A spy working undercover with jihadists.
A brilliant Chinese spymaster.
A US president beleaguered by a populist rival for the next election.

The only question is, in a game of brinksmanship can the inevitable ever be stopped?

‘Bold in scale and meticulously researched’ Sunday Times

‘Probably his best yet’ – Stephen King

Urgent and fiercely compelling’ The Washington Post

More than 175 million copies sold worldwide. Published in over 80 territories and 37 languages. The international no.1 bestselling phenomenon returns.

Critics Review

  • An ambitious and compelling narrative, exploring the consequences of international power plays and the chilling imminence of global catastrophe

    Press Association syndicated review
  • Ken Follett has never been short of ambition. And it’s the global scope and vast multinational cast that chiefly impress in Never, his return to contemporary storytelling . . . Bold in scale and meticulously researched, Never makes other international spy novels appear timid, lazy and parochial

    Sunday Times Thriller of the Month November 2021
  • I couldn’t put it down . . . terrifying read . . . masterful detail . . . It’s a stunning thriller and one of the most compelling reads of the year. It’s not quite The Godfather, but it comes pretty close

    Daily Express
  • Urgent and fiercely compelling . . . Never is first-rate entertainment that has something important to say. It deserves the popular success it will almost certainly achieve

    Washington Post
  • Superstar novelist Ken Follett’s what-if political thriller . . . is so exciting – and so plausible – you won’t want to look away

    Apple Books Best Book of the Month
  • Settle in for a thrilling ride

    CNN.com

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