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  - afarrington - LibraryThing

not very good - kept hoping it would get better - mickey miranda is the bad guy dating back to school days and gets involved in all sorts of just evil conniving. No real characters that I liked. Read full review

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User Review  - abatwestern - Overstock.com

I thought this book was fantastic! So far I have read Pillars of the Earth Eye of the Needle and this book. All three keep you going back to read a couple pages when you have five minutes to relax. If you like to fight for the underdog than this is the book for you. 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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