Never - Ken Follett


By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 459 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 654hjijb
    Death by “a dozen” enormous cuts.
  • Never

    By azherrfun
    A little slow starting out but then the paced quickened. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that this novel could someday become reality. So sad that would be.
  • Never

    By jmdamato
    Ken Follett has painted several characters in a fairly cartoonish manner making many of their actions and decisions illogical. Follett demonstrates an unexpectedly shallow understanding of American ideals, morality and politics. Because of its modern day setting and what we know of global politics and international relations, the story stretches our credulity to the breaking point. Despite this, there are some exciting segments of the novel, mostly those occurring on the North African continent, that will be informative and memorable for many readers.
  • Never

    By BpBonnie
    So plausible it’s chilling. Of course our county would never have an issue of transitioning from one presidential administration to another. Of course we’d never again use nuclear weapons…
  • Over cooked roast beef

    By / //
    Seriously Ken this book is like my Mother’s Christmas roast. Not real good.

    By foinwefof;jkn
    Ponderous - gripping for the first 500 or so pages, but Ken....wrap it up already.
  • Scary….

    By Bahenry99
    We must hope that this never really happens……a stratifying and very scary view of an out of control world.
  • Never

    By MarshallScot
    Well written but didn’t really end
  • Never

    By YVR-ORD
    Starts slowly; a bit fragmented but 2nd half picks up
  • Terrible

    By EshDC
    Not only are the characters all tropes and one dimensional, everyone is so incredibly naive. I honestly do not know why I read the whole book. Please, do not waste your time. Follet’s earlier books were great, but his most recent offerings have been formulaic with poorly developed characters.