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A Dangerous Fortune: A Novel

by Ken Follett

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

A Dangerous Fortune: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
In 1866, tragedy strikes the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.
 
From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.
 
Praise for A Dangerous Fortune
 
“A terrific page-turner.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”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

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 pages, 6.88 × 4.22 × 1.22 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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best I've read in a while This was my first dip into the literary world of Ken Follett and I'm sure glad I got on board. I tend to pursue books that teach me something, help me to better understand human nature and myself(ie. fall on your knees, shes come undone) - so when I began this book I was a bit skeptical becuase I thought it would be a book equvilant of junk food (no real nutritional value). What I soon discovered was a book that had it all-- characters to love and hate, plot twists, intrigue and a few naughty bits. This is a great book for a rainy weekend--it'll keep you page turning. I've passed this book along to friend and I'm sure she'll do the same!
Date published: 2007-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dangerous Fortune A very entertaining book, with all the elements I really enjoy -- sex, greed and power. It follows the lives of a family in the world of banking. A great read for anyone who loved As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer.
Date published: 1998-12-14

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A Dangerous Fortune: A Novel

A Dangerous Fortune: A Novel

by Ken Follett

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 576 pages, 6.88 × 4.22 × 1.22 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 the exclusive Windfield School when a young student drowns in a mysterious accident. His death and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives.
 
From the exclusive men’s clubs and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London’s upper class to the dazzling ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world’s wealth, one family is splintered by a shared legacy. But greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy’s death, must be stopped, or the dreams of a nation will die.
 
Praise for A Dangerous Fortune
 
“A terrific page-turner.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”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

From the Jacket

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

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. He has since written numerous other bestselling thrillers and historical novels, including A Dangerous Fortune, The Hammer of Eden, The Third Twin, and A Place Called Freedom. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

From Our Editors

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

“A terrific page-turner.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises . . . old-fashioned entertainment.”San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful.”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