From the Publisher:
EGYPT -- where, hidden deep in the desert, a top-secret project to build a nuclear plant that will give the Arabs the bomb nears completion...ISRAEL -- where the Mossad's top agent, Nat Dickstein, a master of disguise and deceit, is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the arms race by finding and stealing 200 tons of uranium without any other nation discovering the theft...RUSSIA -- where top KGB officials have decided to tip the atomic balance in Egypt's favor...ENGLAND -- where Dickstein makes what could be the fatal mistake of his career by falling under the seductive spell of Suzie Ashford, the dazzling, dark-haired beauty who may be his dearest ally or his deadliest enemy...THE HIGH SEAS -- where the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists play out the final violent, bloody moves in a devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust...
Ken Follett attended University College, London, where he graduated in 1970 with a B.A. in philosophy. He then worked as a journalist for the "South Wales Echo" and for London's "Evening News". By the age of 27, when he published his first successful novel, "The Eye of the Needle" (originally published as "Storm Island"), Follett was able to turn his full attention to writing thrillers and cultivating a career marked by successive, international bestsellers.