A master of the thriller and the historical epic, Follett's latest novel is "A Column of Fire." In it, he returns to the fictional town of Kingsbridge, which he first wrote of in his 1989 best-seller, "Pillars of the Earth."
This time, we're dropped into the mid-16th century and Elizabethan England. Here, we meet Ned Willard, a spy for Queen Elizabeth, as well as other richly detailed characters torn apart by religious conflict in Europe.
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