A dangerous fortune

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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... From the Paperback edition.
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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
"Follett [builds] to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided Eye of the Needle and The Pillars of the Earth."—Playboy
"I don't usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett's A Dangerous Fortune."—Chicago Tribune
"Highly entertaining . . . Follett's characters are drawn with broad, realistic strokes . . . this story of greed and retribution should win Follett new fans."—Publishers Weekly
"Rich, complex, thrilling, suspenseful, well plotted . . . A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. You won't be able to put it down."—Authors and Critics
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subject_facet Upper classes -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display A dangerous fortune
title_full A Dangerous Fortune, A dangerous fortune / by Ken Follett
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