A Dangerous Fortune
"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murders and financial crises...old-fashioned entertainment!" -- "San Francisco Chronicle."
In 1866, tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School. A young student drowns in a mysterious accident involving a small circle of boys. The drowning and its aftermath initiates a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many loves. . . From the exclusive men's club and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London's upper classes to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Ken Follett conjures up a stunning array of contrasts. This breathtaking novel portrays a family splintered by lust, bound by a shared legacy. . . men and women swept toward a perilous climax where greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy's death, must be stopped, or not just one man's dreams, but those of a nation, will die. . .
"Breathlessly plotted. . . relentlessly suspensenseful." -- "The New York Times."
"Gripping, complex plot . . sexual intrigue. . . fascinating characters. . . you won't be able to put down this exciting page-turner!" -- "Lexington Herald-Leader."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
A Dangerous FortuneUser 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