The Third Twin

The Third Twin

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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Through her research on twins and the genetic components of aggression, scientist Jeannie Ferrami makes a startling discovery. Using a restricted FBI database, she finds two young men who appear to be identical twins: Steve, a law student, and Dennis: a convicted murderer. Yet they were born on different days, to different mothers, in hospitals hundreds of miles apart. As Ferrami delves into their backgrounds, she unwittingly locks horns with some of the most powerful forces in American, including the univeristy where she works, the New York Times, even the Pentagon.
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780307775108
Characteristics: 1 online resource (430 p.)


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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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