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A Dangerous Fortune

by Ken Follett

Random House Publishing Group | November 1, 1994 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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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...

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: November 1, 1994

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440217490

ISBN - 13: 9780440217497

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A Dangerous Fortune

by Ken Follett

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: November 1, 1994

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0440217490

ISBN - 13: 9780440217497

From the Publisher

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...

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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...

About the Author

Well known as a writer of international best sellers, Ken Follett was born in Wales and began his career as a newspaper reporter in Wales and in London. His first bestselling novel, The Eye of the Needle, won the Edgar Award and was adapted as a film starring Kate Nelligan and Donald Sutherland. He followed this success with four more bestselling thrillers - Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St Petersburg, and Lay Down with Lions. His novel, Pillars of the Earth, departed from the thriller genre and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks. It also reached the number one position on lists in Canada, Great Britain, and Italy, and was on Germany's bestseller list for six years. He followed Pillars of the Earth with Night over Water, A Dangerous Fortune, and A Place Called Freedom, before returning to the writing of thrillers with The Third Twin, a scorching suspense novel. Miniseries rights to this book were sold to CBS for $1,400,000. The series, starring Kelly McGillis and Larry Hagman, was broadcast in November of 1997. In November of 1998, Follett published The Hammer of Eden, another suspense story. Ken Follett is married to Barbara Follett, who is the Member of Parliament for Stevenage in Hertfordshire. He is a lover of Shakespeare and an amateur musician who plays bass guitar in a band called Damn Right I Got the Blues. He is also chair of the National Year of Reading 1998-99, a British government initiative to raise literacy levels, president of the
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In 1866, a mysterious drowning at the exclusive Windfield School for boys initiates a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. A spectacular New York Times bestseller with more than 500,000 hardcover copies in print. Media advertising and special cover treatment

Editorial Reviews

"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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