Apr 30, 2015

Lie Down with Lions by Ken Follet

Lie Down with LionsLie Down with Lions by Ken Follett
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The book starts in Paris with Jane and Ellis as a couple. Jean-Pierre rushes to tell her that Ellis is a CIA spy moments before the Russian assassins he lead to Ellis arrive. Jane tells Ellis she never wants to see him again as he flees for his life.

Ellis returns to America. Jane marries Jean-Pierre and goes to Afghanistan with him, ostensible to provide medical aid to the Rebels. Jane discovers that Jean-Pierre is working for the KGB and warns the Rebels to change the convoy route, saving it from the ambush Jean-Pierre had planned. Ellis arrives with the convoy with the goal of uniting the Rebel Bands and supplying them with air to ground missals. When Ellis is wounded Jean-Pierre plans to kill Ellis with a lethal injection, but when Jean-Pierre realizes that Ellis plans to have all the Rebel Leaders meet in one place he changes he mind about killing Ellis and finds a way to contact his handler with the news.

Jane realizes what Jean-Pierre has done when Jean-Pierre doesn't return from a nearby village and tells Ellis, Ellis and the Rebels arrange to ambush the Russians. Ellis and Jane resume their affair and are away from the village making love when the Russians arrive to capture Ellis. Ellis, Jane and Baby Chantal flee Afghanistan on the Butter Trail. After enduring the hardship of the Butter Trail Jane is dismayed when they are captured by the Russians, but Ellis refuses to give up and they escape. Jane kills Jean-Pierre during the escape and once she and Ellis return to America they marry.

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