A Dangerous Fortune

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Pan

Publication date: 04.09.2008
ISBN: 9780330466677
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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, the Pilasters are one of the world's greatest banking families, with connections that reach from the City of London to far-afield colonies. However, as the family grow ever richer in the shadow of oppression and tragedy, their very future is threatened - by the self-same ambition and greed that first earned them their fortune.

'A full-blooded melodrama, complete with moustache-twirling villains, saintly heroes, wronged women, and a lot of plot' Irish Times

'Banks, brothels, and a high body count . . . it's all there' Financial Times

'A compulsively readable, enjoyable thriller-cum-saga' Sunday Times