The Third Twin by Ken Follett

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The Third Twin (1996) is a techno-thriller authored by the British writer Ken Follett. The book is a New York Times bestseller that deals with genetic engineering and the "Nature vs. Nurture" debate through the subject of identical twins raised apart.

Book description

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.


Excerpt - Chapter 2

Mrs. Ferrami said: "I want to go home."

Her daughter Jeannie said: "Don't you worry, Mom, we're going to get you out of here sooner than you think."

Jeannie's younger sister, Patty, shot Jeannie a look that said "How the hell do you think we're going to do that?"

The Bella Vista Sunset Home was all Mom's health insurance would pay for, and it was tawdry. The room contained two high hospital beds, two closets, a couch, and a TV. The walls were painted mushroom brown and the flooring was a plastic tile, cream streaked with orange. The window had bars but no curtains, and it looked out onto a gas station. There was a washbasin in the corner and a toilet down the hall. "I want to go home," Mom repeated.

ISBN: 0-449-22742-1

© Copyright 1996 by Ken Follett

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