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By Ken Follett

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
The FBI doesn’t think it. The Governor wishes the matter to vanish. yet agent Judy Maddox understands the risk is actual: An severe staff of eco-terrorists has the potential and the information to trigger a big earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is operating out.
 
Now Maddox is scrambling to seek down a petty felony became cult chief grew to become homicidal mastermind. simply because she is familiar with that the death has already started. And issues will simply worsen while the earth violently shifts, bolts, and shakes right down to its very core.
 
Praise for The Hammer of Eden
 
“Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense.”USA Today
 
“Peerless pacing and personality improvement . . . The Hammer of Eden will nail readers to their seats.”People (A Page-Turner of the Week)
 
“The thrills hit unnervingly just about domestic in Follett’s most modern white-knuckler.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Riveting . . . taut plotting, demanding motion, skillful writing, and myriad unforeseen twists make this one totally unputdownable.”Booklist (starred review)

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Lie down,” he commanded. She seemed afflicted, yet she lay at the mattress. “Open your legs,” he stated. After a second she obeyed. He lay on her. As he entered her, she without warning positioned her fingers round him and held him difficult. He moved quickly within her, intentionally tough. She lifted her legs round his waist. He felt her enamel on his shoulder, biting. It harm, yet he beloved it. She opened her mouth, respiring demanding. “Ah, fuck,” she acknowledged in a low, guttural voice. “Priest, you son of a complain, i like you. ” * * * whilst Priest awakened, he went to Star’s cabin. She was once mendacity on her aspect, eyes open, looking at the wall. while he sat at the mattress beside her, she started to cry. He kissed her tears. He used to be getting a hard-on. “Talk to me,” he murmured. “Did you recognize that Flower places Dusty to mattress? ” He had now not been looking forward to that. What did it topic? “I didn’t know,” he stated. “I don’t love it. ” “Why no longer? ” He attempted to not sound aggravated. the day before today we prompted an earthquake, and this present day you’re crying in regards to the childrens? “It’s a hell of significantly better than stealing motion picture posters in Silver urban. ” “But you've a brand new family,” she burst out. “What the heck does that suggest? ” “You, and Melanie, and Flower, and Dusty. You’re like a relatives. And there’s no position in it for me, I don’t healthy. ” “Sure you do,” he stated. “You’re the mummy of my baby, and you’re the girl i admire. How may you no longer healthy? ” “I felt so humiliated final evening. ” He stroked her breasts throughout the cotton of her nightshirt. She coated his hand together with her personal and pressed his palm challenging opposed to her physique. “The team is our family,” he instructed her. “It’s regularly been that means. We don’t endure with the hang-ups of the suburban mom-and-dad-and-two-kids unit. ” He was once repeating the lessons he had gotten from her years in the past. “We’re one tremendous kinfolk. we adore the complete workforce, and everybody looks after everybody else. this manner, we don’t need to deceive one another, or to ourselves, approximately intercourse. you may get it on with Oaktree, or track, and I’ll understand you continue to take care of me and our baby. ” “But you recognize whatever, Priest—no one ever rejected you or me prior to now. ” there have been no principles approximately who can have intercourse with whom, yet after all not anyone was once obliged to make love in the event that they didn't wish to. although, now that he considered it, Priest couldn't take note an party on which a lady had refused him. evidently it have been an identical for Star—until Melanie. a sense of panic crept over him. He had felt it a number of instances within the previous few weeks. It used to be the terror that the commune was once collapsing, he used to be wasting his grip, and every little thing he enjoyed was once at risk. It used to be like wasting his stability, as though the ground began to circulation unpredictably and enterprise flooring without warning grew to become transferring and unreliable, simply because it had in Owens Valley the previous day. He fought to suppress his nervousness. He needed to remain cool. merely he may perhaps retain everyone’s loyalty and carry all of it jointly. He needed to remain cool. He lay at the mattress beside her and stroked her hair. “It’ll be okay,” he stated. “We scared the shit out of Governor Robson the day prior to this. He’ll do what we need, you’ll see.

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