By Ken Follett
In 1866, tragedy moves the specific Windfield tuition while a tender scholar drowns in a mysterious coincidence. His dying and its aftermath start up a spiraling circle of treachery that might span 3 a long time and entwine many lives.
From the particular men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish wish of London's top classification to the excellent ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one relations is splintered via a shared legacy. yet greed, fed by means of the surprising fact of a boy's demise, has to be stopped, or the desires of a country will die.
Praise for A harmful Fortune
"A fabulous 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 out of date entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle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 manhattan Times
"Gripping, advanced plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . interesting characters . . . You won't be capable to positioned down this interesting page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader
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Her glance darted between us, tethering us. My body glowed with the memory of my brief encounter with Danny on my dusty study floor and in anticipation of the evening ahead. As I read, I could feel Danny’s gaze on me. The air felt thick between us. And when Elsie’s speech slipped, stopped, and her eyelids closed, we went into my bedroom without a word and took off each other’s clothes and touched each other, and the only sound was the drip of rain outside or sometimes a breath that was louder than normal, like a gasp of pain.
Paid for. ’ I looked at my watch. ’ ‘Then twenty minutes will have to be enough. ’ ‘She didn’t mean it’s dead, she probably meant that I dye it. ’ Sometimes I still got a shock myself when I met my face in the speckled bathroom mirror on a groggy morning: white face, fine lines beginning to grow and spread around the eyes and a flaming crop of hair on a nobbly neck. ’ Then there was quiet, and when I next glanced round she was fast asleep, thumb babyishly in her mouth, head tilted to one side. I sat on one side of Elsie’s narrow bed and read her a book, occasionally pointing to a word which she would falteringly spell out or madly, inaccurately, guess at.
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A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett