By Ken Follett
In 1866, tragedy moves the unique Windfield college while a tender pupil drowns in a mysterious twist of fate. His demise and its aftermath begin a spiraling circle of treachery that might span 3 many years and entwine many lives.
From the specific men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish wish of London's top classification to the marvelous ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one relatives is splintered by way of a shared legacy. yet greed, fed by means of the surprising fact of a boy's loss of life, has to be stopped, or the desires of a state will die.
Praise for A risky Fortune
"A wonderful page-turner."--Los Angeles Times
"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded homicide, and monetary crises . . . out of date entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful."--The long island Times
"Gripping, complicated plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . interesting characters . . . You won't be ready to placed down this interesting page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader
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