Edge of Eternity is the sweeping, passionate
conclusion to Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, the Century trilogy.
The finale covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the
1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the
Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll.
East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she’s been
spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect
her family for the rest of their lives. George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race
couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy’s Justice
Department and finds himself not only in the middle of the seminal events
of the civil rights battle, but a much more personal battle of his own. Cameron
Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and
unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the
world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined. Dimka Dvorkin, a young
aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes a prime agent both for good and for ill as
the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while
his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to
Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
These characters and many others find their lives
inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the
most defining events of the twentieth century. From the opulent offices of the most
powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new
empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate
protests of a country’s most marginalized citizens, Edge of Eternity is truly a drama for
As always with Follett’s writing, the historical background is
brilliantly researched and rendered, the action is fast-moving, and the characters are rich in nuance and emotion. With the hand of a master, he brings us into a
world we thought we knew but will never seem the same again. Download and start listening now!