By Ken Follett
Fringe of Eternity, the finale, covers some of the most tumultuous eras of all: the Nineteen Sixties in the course of the Nineteen Eighties, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile situation, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.
East German instructor Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been spied on via the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that may impact her relations for generations… George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses company legislations to affix Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice division and reveals himself in the course of not just the seminal occasions of the civil rights conflict, but in addition a way more own battle… Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps on the probability to do a little espionage for a reason he believes in, in basic terms to find that the realm is far extra harmful than he’d imagined… Dimka Dvorkin, a tender aide to Khrushchev, turns into an agent for reliable and for ailing because the Soviet Union and the USA race to the threshold of nuclear conflict, whereas his dual sister, Tania, carves out a task that would take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into historical past.
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Have you forgotten about Dave? And what about Steve? And Jimmy Fee, the little nerd? Okay, she thought, she’d allow one man into her life. Tim. The other man would henceforth be referred to as “Dr. ” And no more of that Mrs. Hunter stuff. And no more kisses! She’d set her alarm tonight, and tomorrow she’d get up at five o’clock and be fully clothed before Dr. Hunter arrived. 38 Chapter 3 Megan’s eyes flew open, and she sat bolt upright in bed. She snatched the small clock radio from her nightstand and squinted at the green digital numbers.
The simple truth is that you don’t fit into my future. At least, not in a romantic way. I’d like to think of you as a friend. ” The corners of his mouth tightened almost imperceptibly, and his brown eyes darkened. 52 Thanksgiving “I’d like to think of you as a friend. ” She pressed her lips together. ” He unfolded his arms and walked toward her. ” She edged around the table. “How dare you just disregard my feelings? ” “And I’m being honest with you. I want you, Megan Murphy. ” Megan knew it was a dumb exclamation, but her mind was the texture of Timmy’s rice pudding.
Good. ” She listened to his car pull out of the driveway and turned to the sleeping Tim. “You know what I really think? I think he’s magic. No one’s ever kissed me like that. No one! Not that it matters. ” She put the water on for coffee and sat down to read the helpful hints, but her thoughts kept returning to Pat. She wondered if she was just licking her wounds from her relationship with Dave. Was this just a reaction from her bruised ego? No, she thought. When Pat had touched her, it had been magical.
Edge of Eternity (Century Trilogy, Book 3) by Ken Follett