Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: Never (December 2021)

By Ken Follett

February 20, 2022

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 jihadis.
A brilliant Chinese spymaster.
A US president beleaguered by a populist rival for the next election.

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

Expertly researched, visionary in scale and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from international number one bestseller Ken Follett, 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…

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