The Third Twin

The Third Twin

Paperback - 2014
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In The third twin, Follett offers a provocative, well-paced and sensational biotech-thriller about the genetic manipulation of human embryos. Striving to prove that offspring genetically predisposed toward aggression can learn to sublimate their combative nature through childhood conditioning by socially responsible parents, a feisty and brilliant young university researcher, Jeannie Ferrami, develops software to identify identical twins who have been reared apart. When she stumbles across what seems to be an impossibility -- identical twins born to different mothers at separate locations on different dates -- Jeannie resolves to discover the truth. As she continues to investigate she begins to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America -- men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2014]
Edition: Ballantine Books Mass Market edition
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780449227428
Branch Call Number: FIC FOL
Characteristics: 469 pages ; 18 cm


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Oct 08, 2013

This is one of the least-maturely written books I have encountered in almost six decades of reading. It's a horrible extended lesson in the writerly crime of telling-not-showing, and Follett, never the most agile of writers, allows his sentences to splat on the reader's ear like an egg tossed from a three-story window. It reads like chick lit written by a 14-year-old. From the author of "Eye of the Needle" and "Key to Rebecca," this novel is an enormous letdown.

Sidewinder88 Jul 15, 2012

This was just something extra on my summer reading list and I did not expect to like it. But I started reading it and I was hooked. I really liked the main character and a lot of the scientific stuff really fascinated me. Awesome book that I did not regret reading that summer.

Facchintr Aug 12, 2009

One of my favourite Follett books. Some people find it a bit scientific, but I like to feel that I am learning AND being entertained while I am reading. The ending is unforgettable!

Dec 02, 2008

Another great Follett novel. Fast-paced and creative. You'll have to suspend belief a few times, otherwise Follett would write himself into a corner and there wouldn't be a completed book. But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the story.


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Mar 14, 2010

Young scientist Jeannie Ferrami discovers a baffling mystery. Two young men, law student Steve and convicted murderer Dan, appear to be identical twins. Yet they were born on different days, to different mothers. Jeannie investigates, but shadowy forces retaliate and Steve is accused of a terrible crime.

As Jeannie falls in love with him, can she be sure he is different from his evil twin? Solving the mystery will mean deadly danger.

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