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Author: Ken Follett
ISBN: 0440220785
Language: English
Publisher: Island Books (November 1, 1994)
Rating: 4.4
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bestselling, award-winning author. of Night Over Water, The Pillars of the Earth, Eye of the Needle, and The Key to Rebecca. And his latest novel.

bestselling, award-winning author. Confirms his reputation as a master storyteller. Lexington Herald-Leader. Follett to a dramatic climax with the same masterful control that guided eye of the needle and the pillars of the earth. I don't usually enjoy historical thrillers but admit to being totally captivated by Ken Follett's A Dangerous Fortune.

A Dangerous Fortune book. Ken Follett's books are long and have very multi-layered plots. They are not for readers looking for instant gratification, as they are not fast reads. However, they are SO worth the time invested. In 1866, tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School. The plot twists are unparalleled genius. There's nothing I love more than a book that surprises me, and Follett does that every time. I love how his "bad guys" get justice in the end, just not in the way you would expect. His "good guys" always get what they deserve, but often not for many years.

A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. You won't be able to put it down. This is my first Ken Follett book and it will not be my last. His character development winding them through the plot was one of the best i have read

A Dangerous Fortune is dangerous reading. His character development winding them through the plot was one of the best i have read. I usually read a night just before bed but found very hard to put the book down," Just one more chapter". 8 people found this helpful.

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A Dangerous Fortune is a novel written by British author Ken Follett in 1993. The story is set against the backdrop of collapse of a bank in 1866. The book also features Follett's first female villain, the domineering and unscrupulous Augusta. Ken Follett's A Dangerous Fortune official site. A Dangerous Fortune at worldcat.

During that period Britain had grown steadily richer, and so had the Pilasters. They were now almost as rich as the Greenbournes. They were now almost as rich as the Greenbournes ollection of sixty-five antique jeweled snuffboxes-one for each year of his life-which was worth a hundred thousand pounds on its own, and which he left to his son Edward.

Praise for A Dangerous Fortune. A terrific page-turner. Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises. old-fashioned entertainment. -San Francisco Chronicle.

A breathtaking thriller featuring "political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murder, and financial crises" (San Francisco Chronicle), from the New York Times bestselling author of A Column of Fire. Praise for A Dangerous Fortune. Breathlessly plotted. relentlessly suspenseful. Gripping, complex plot. fascinating characters.

Follett K. A Dangerous Fortune. Epic in its scale, A Dangerous Fortune tells of the dramatic highs and lows of the wealthy Pilaster family from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett. By the 1860s, th. Macmillan Publishers, (формат: 130x200, 112 ст.

Comments (7)
This is such a good book that I consider it a jewel.
In short, it is spellbinding.
I bought this book on a whim but once started i knew I would finish it. Good character development with enough personal flaws to make it realistic.
Excellent book, easy to follow as story grew. Even with developing facts, the ending was a complete surprise.
One of the smartest fiction books I've ever read; brilliant plotting and intricate details that come together at the end.
I couldn’t put this book down
Most of us think of Ken Follett for his medieval Pillars of the Earth sagas and the recently finished Century Trilogy. We forget that Follett is also a prolific author and master storyteller who has written some excellent spy thrillers and historical family sagas.

While A Dangerous Fortune is a family saga it is also a murder story and a peek into the almost unregulated world of banking in the late 19th century. The saga starts in 1866 on a day when a schoolboy drowns in a strange accident. Present at the accident was Hugh Pilaster and his older cousin Edward, members of a banking family and Micky Miranda, son of a brutal South American landowner.

There were other tragedies that day as Hugh's father committed suicide when his bank collapsed. Hugh gets taken in by his uncle Joseph Pilaster who is head of another more successful bank. His wife Augusta treats him badly. She is the scheming matriarch of the family who will do anything to advance her son Edward to get control of the Pilaster bank. She is a real villain who is domineering and unscrupulous - a fantastic character.

Mickey Miranda befriends Augusta and inveigles himself into the world of the Pilaster family and affects their personal and business lives.

Ken Follett has written a great family saga that will keep you entertained as you follow the webs if complicity, and the ups and downs of the Pilaster family. Highly recommended to discerning readers who want to read a good family sage and thriller with a historical background.
Characters are well developed, easy to remember relationships. I hate to have to turn back for the family tree. Unpredictable exits of characters to the story line as the plot takes a different direction. I enjoy the author’s writing very much and have read many of his novels. If you like Ken Follett’s formal this won’t disappoint
I didn't want it to end. At the end you feel like you really know them. Loved it. This is a novel worth reading every word. Although a majority of the readers could never humanly understand the pain suffered in the story due to lack of real-life experience, the words do speak true to everyday human feelings of belonging, pain, triumph, suffering, and so on, but most importantly, LOVE. We've all experienced love in all its ways which is why everyone can and will relate. You will, laugh, cry, judge...you will feel anger, hatred and fear but most importantly, you will feel how a breaking heart can HEAL.

I highlighted so many good quotes. This little novel deserves all the hype and awards it's gotten. The author has written an astonishingly beautiful and compelling narrative. My only complaint came that I felt it was a little too short, especially at the end. I'm also certain this book will be made into a great movie. Absolute must read!