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Ok, but not the best he's ever written...
am 7. Juli 2000
I've read quite a few Follett novels, and must admit this is not my favorite. The plot is more contemporary than some of his former work, dealing with biotechnology and cloning issues, rather than the more history-based work he's done in the past. And I do like his work, this just isn't one of his best.
The plot centers around a genetic researcher who is doing a study on criminal behavior, using twins as her core group. She comes across a series of identical twins who are raised apart, ideal for research. As she goes along, she discovers that not only were they raised apart, they were born of different mothers! During this process she comes under the scrutiny of some very powerful men and runs afoul of their political plans.
All in all this is, as a previous reviewer states, a good beach read. It's face-paced, easy to digest, and moderately entertaining. Looked at on its own, it's fine. But from the perspective of some of Follett's other work, this is not up to his usual caliber. So, if you're not a huge fan of his, go ahead and buy it, but if you are, be aware you may be slightly disappointed.