Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published forty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written.
A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel’s advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city’s doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl. . . .
A good story, good characters, and a decent ending.
Tense and compelling
Loosely based on a history, this is a gripping read with the pace quickening throughout. Characters from heroes to villains are well drawn.
I loved this spy thriller! Follett is a master at transporting the reader to the time and place of the story! What a roller coaster ride!!
Right up there with eye of the needle!
Follett and LeCarre are masters of this type of story telling, well done!