A Dangerous Fortune

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Pan Books, 1994 - Banks and banking, British - 596 pages
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By the 1860s, the Pilasters are one of the world's greatest banking families, with connections that reach from the City of London to far-afield colonies. However, as the family grow ever richer in the shadow of oppression and tragedy, their very future is threatened - by the self-same ambition and greed that first earned them their fortune.

'A full-blooded melodrama, complete with moustache-twirling villains, saintly heroes, wronged women, and a lot of plot' Irish Times

'Banks, brothels, and a high body count . . . it's all there' Financial Times

'A compulsively readable, enjoyable thriller-cum-saga' Sunday Times

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User Review  - bsiemens - LibraryThing

Partially listening to and mostly reading this novel was a marvelous experience. The author did a wonderful task of reminding through the text about prior plot developments that mattered to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidShellhamer - LibraryThing

I liked Pillars much better; which I read first. Follett is an excellent writer but I could of done without this depressing story of corruption,murder, unnecessary sex, oh yes and don't forget to add ... Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning novel Eye of the Needle which became an international bestseller. He has since written several equally successful novels, including, most recently, Hornet Flight. He is also author of the non-fiction bestseller On Wings of Eagles.

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