By Ken Follett
In 1866, tragedy moves the specific Windfield university while a tender pupil drowns in a mysterious twist of fate. His dying and its aftermath start up a spiraling circle of treachery that may span 3 many years and entwine many lives.
From the specific men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish hope of London's higher classification to the impressive ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one kinfolk is splintered through a shared legacy. yet greed, fed by way of the stunning fact of a boy's dying, has to be stopped, or the desires of a kingdom will die.
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"Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful."--The long island Times
"Gripping, complicated plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . attention-grabbing characters . . . You won't have the capacity to positioned down this interesting page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader
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