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The Eye of the Needle is more than a book about South Africa. It is also a careful Africa, so it is in that light that we wish first to look at the book. On October Eye of the Needle book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest decepti. Eye of the Needle is written by Ken Follett, The novel is Originally published by , This This saga gain good rank best American books.
He and his wife go elsewhere. After that Faber starts working for intelligence company. He is very experienced spy. Faber offer the David to working with him. But he refused and starts doing working in his farm. He gives important secrets to Berlin.
He also works for Scotland and other major countries. Time go fast and he is getting old and he was in jail and live bad days of his life. This is very amazing saga based on very impressive topic.
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Before he starte Today, most people know Ken Follett as the author of mammoth works of historical fiction. Before he started authoring 1,page beasts populated with dozens of characters and crammed with historical tidbits, Ken Follett was known for his thrillers, including Eye of the Needle, his breakout hit. Published in , Eye of the Needle weighs in at a trim pages in trade paperback , features three main characters, and gets to its point with the precision of a Swiss watch, or at least a very well-run subway system.
Eye of the Needle is filled with Follett hallmarks: paper-thin characters who exist solely to fulfill plot-derived motivations; dialogue that is mostly expository, but veers towards the excruciating when touching on matters of the heart; and, most important of all, anatomically-precise sex scenes. He is your typical Nordic superman: [A] fine figure of a man: tall, quite heavy around the neck and shoulders, not a bit fat, with long legs.
FUSAG used fake tanks, aircraft, buildings and radio traffic to create an illusion of an army being formed to land at Calais.
So far — actual history. Follet then reminds the reader that had even a single German spy discovered the deception and reported it, this entire elaborate plan might have been derailed and the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe would have become far more difficult and risky. The book's plot is built around this issue — however, it begins at a far earlier stage of the war.
In Henry Faber is the alias used by a German spy, nicknamed 'die Nadel' 'The Needle' due to his preference for the use of a stiletto as his trademark weapon. He is working at a London railway depot, collecting information on troop movements. Faber is halfway through radioing this information to Berlin when his widowed landlady stumbles into his room hoping for intimacy.
Faber fears that Mrs. Garden will eventually realise that he was using a transmitter and that he is a spy, so he kills her with his stiletto, then resumes his transmission.
On their honeymoon David and Lucy are involved in a car crash. David loses the use of both his legs. Unable to fly in during the Battle of Britain , David grows embittered as he and Lucy retire to the isolated Storm Island off the east coast of Scotland. Meanwhile, British Intelligence has executed or recruited all German spies.
Faber is the only successful one still at large. A widowed history professor, Godliman, and an ex-policeman, Bloggs, are employed by MI5 to catch him.
They start with the interrupted broadcast and his codename Die Nadel. They connect the landlady's murder to Faber by him having used his 'needle' during the transmission. They then interview Faber's fellow tenants from One identifies Faber from a photo of him as a young army officer.
Faber discovers the army is a fake. He takes photos of a huge military base constructed only to look real from the air.