A Dangerous Fortune

A Dangerous Fortune

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By (author) Ken Follett

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 104mm x 173mm x 33mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1994
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0440217490
  • ISBN 13: 9780440217497
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 11,132

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"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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By Jasmine 15 Apr 2013 5

My dad gave me this book to read, I hate getting recommendations from people because more often than not it's not worth my time following it up. He was adamant I read it and I did, I absolutely fell in love with it!!

This story broke my heart... it also made me absolutely infuriated as well. The characters are unforgettable, the plot twists are beautifully executed and I could have imagined a smoother way to end a novel.

A battle between bloodlines, a fight for power among deviousness and malice, this book is a wonderfully engrossing novel

would highly recommend to those mature and non-squimish people :D

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"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murders and financial crises...old-fashioned entertainment!" -- "San Francisco Chronicle". "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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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...