Code to Zero
Code to Zero
By Ken Follett
Penguin Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780451204530, 480pp.
Publication Date: October 30, 2001
January, 1958 the darkest hour of the Cold War and the early dawn of the space race. On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America's best hope to catch up with the Russians: the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment, the launch is delayed due to weather, even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day.
The realreason for the delay rests deep in the mind of a NASA scientist who has awoken that morning to find his memory completely erased. Knowing only that he's being followed and watched at every turn, he must find the clues to his own identity before he can discover who is responsible. But even more terrible is the dark secret that they want him to forget. Asecret that can destroy the Explorer I and America's future. . . .
Praise for Code to Zero
"This spy thriller is Follett at his best." People
"Starts off fast and never slows down. . . . Follett creates a rousing story that never flags." Chicago Tribune
"Gripping." The New York Times
"Flawlessly plotted, tautly told, and suspenseful." Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A winner . . . a jolting joyride." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Gripping.”The New York Times
“This spy thriller is Follett at his best.”People
“Code to Zero’s split-second suspense proves that nearly a quarter century after his breakthrough novel, Eye of the Needle…[Follett is] still a hell of a storyteller.”Entertainment Weekly
“Absorbing, tightly plotted…Suspense junkies won't be disappointed.”Publishers Weekly
“Starts off fast and never slows down…Follett creates a rousing story that never flags.”Chicago Tribune
“Flawlessly plotted, tautly told and suspenseful.”Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A winner…a jolting joyride.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch