Books: Crafty Ploy

TRIPLE by Ken Follett Arbor House; 377pages; $10.95

One of the most bizarre episodes in nu clear history was the 1968 disappear ance at sea of a shipment of 200 tons of uranium. The heist was not confirmed until 1977, when it was generally assumed that the Israelis had latched onto the ore, enough to make 30 bombs at their atomic reactor in the Negev. This insubstantial news snippet was seized upon by bestselling English Novelist Ken Follett (Eye of the Needle), who has processed it into one of the liveliest thrillers of...

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