“A top-flight adventure thriller . . . violence, intrigue, and exotic passions. . . . A vivid page-turner.” —The Washington Post
“Brilliant . . . breathless high adventure.” —Time
“Magnificent . . . pulse-racing . . . the runaway hit of the year.” —People
“From the opening sentence to the gripping climax . . . Ken Follett delivers the surefire suspense readers have come to expect.” —Los Angeles Times
“It can keep you up all night—grabbed, gripped, and thrilled.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“The most exciting novel in years.” —The Cincinnati Enquirer
From the Paperback edition.