Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle

Book - 2005 | 1st Dark Alley ed
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The time is early 1944, the place a secluded area on the east coast of England. To keep the impending invasion of Normandy a secret, American and British forces have constructed a "fake" military site here -- complete with imitation ships, plywood airplanes, barracks and equipment. The Germans are meant to "discover" this operation through aerial photographs. However, a brilliant and ruthless German spy, code name: "The Needle", has uncovered the deception and is trying to meet up with a German U-boat to report the Allied plan to the Germans. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life. The whole outcome of the war hangs in the balance.
Publisher: New York : Dark Alley, 2005, c1978
Edition: 1st Dark Alley ed
ISBN: 9780060748159 (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
006074815X (trade pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC FOLLETT
Characteristics: 339, 14 p. ; 21 cm


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May 25, 2017

Great plot, well-written, descriptive character development, suspenseful and not at all like the movie. One of the best World War II spy novels I have ever read. Highly recommended!

May 03, 2017

OK, this is one of the most suspenseful books I have ever read. End of. Almost ignored some clear air turbulence off the coast of Ireland so engrossed was I. Belatedly screamed, to keep up appearances.

Mar 26, 2017

Not the sort of book I normally read, but an escapist page turner that I quite enjoyed. As always, managed to learn a bit more about the world in the process.

Jan 31, 2017

Great plot tied to real events during World War II.
Well-written characters. Page-turner!

UglyPeg Mar 28, 2015

Can't say enough good things about this novel. It was not an easy book to read, but every page was packed with suspense and action. It was hard to get anything done until this book was finished. This is absolutely one of the best books I have read.

Jul 24, 2013

Easily one the best World War II spy novels I have ever read. It has lots of suspense, intrigue, violence and action. The book grabs your interest from the very first page. Excellent descriptive writing. A recommended read!

Feb 27, 2012

didn't read...

lindakettle Jan 26, 2012

Really exciting. I couldn`t put it down, read it all night.

jpozenel Nov 05, 2011

I read the book when it first came out and really liked it. Saw it was available as an ebook, so I thought I'd re-read it to see if it was really as good as I remembered it to be.

It was better than I remembered. Great book!

Jul 25, 2011

Eye of the Needle ---- by Ken Follett c - 2000/read earlier printing c - ?. ---- Excellent! ---- a real page turner w/high action and deception. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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Mar 14, 2010

It is 1944 and weeks before D-Day. The Allies are disguising their invasion plans with a phoney armada of ships and planes. Their plan would be scuppered if an enemy agent found out... and then, Hitler's prize agent, “The Needle”, does just that. Hunted by MI5, he leads a murderous trail across Britain to a waiting U-Boat. But he hasn't planned for a storm-battered island, and the remarkable young woman who lives there.


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