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 start up a spiraling circle of treachery that would span 3 a long time and entwine many lives.
From the particular men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish hope of London's top type to the fantastic ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one family members is splintered via a shared legacy. yet greed, fed via the stunning fact of a boy's demise, has to be stopped, or the desires of a state will die.
Praise for A harmful Fortune
"A excellent 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 out of date entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle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 ny Times
"Gripping, complicated plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . interesting characters . . . You won't have the ability to positioned down this interesting page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader
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Luke gave him a look of dry reproach. ” “You’ve got a point,” Roan answered on a dutiful laugh. “I’ll look into the situation, but there’s not much else I can do without April’s cooperation. ” Luke meant that exactly as it sounded. ” “Who he is, whether he has a record, how much of a threat he appears to be. ” Luke repeated as his cousin paused. “Somebody should keep an eye on April. I don’t like the sound of this guy going public. ” “I already offered. ” “Fine idea. ” “Roan, son,” Luke said, “you wound me.
It was a relic from the past with an air of solid strength, heavy responsibility, and not a lot to offer in the way of comfort. It was, Luke had often thought, a lot like Turn-Coupe’s sheriff himself. Luke found his cousin in his office. Roan’s hair looked like he’d been combing it with a John Deere and a cultivator, and a harassed frown drew his brows together over the bridge of his nose. Seeing Luke, he stacked the papers he’d been reading and laid them aside on one of several neat piles. His lean face creased into smile lines.
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