By Ken Follett
In 1866, tragedy moves the unique Windfield tuition whilst a tender pupil drowns in a mysterious coincidence. His dying and its aftermath begin a spiraling circle of treachery that might span 3 many years and entwine many lives.
From the unique men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish wish of London's higher category to the staggering ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one kinfolk is splintered via a shared legacy. yet greed, fed by means of the surprising fact of a boy's dying, needs to be stopped, or the desires of a kingdom will die.
Praise for A harmful Fortune
"A very good page-turner."--Los Angeles Times
"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded homicide, and fiscal crises . . . outdated entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful."--The long island Times
"Gripping, complicated plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . attention-grabbing characters . . . You won't be capable to positioned down this intriguing page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader
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26 S T U A RT W O O D S Stone and Dino stopped laughing long enough to order booze for themselves and sodas for the boys. Ben and Peter launched into a comparison of their schools and the girls available at each. They agreed that there was a dearth of such companionship, just as their respective headmasters had intended. “I’m getting out in June,” Ben said. “So am I,” Peter replied. ” “Not yet,” Peter said. ” Ben asked, nodding at Stone and Dino. ” “Come with me,” Ben said. He got up and went to the bar, carry ing his soda, and Peter followed.
I’m getting out in June,” Ben said. “So am I,” Peter replied. ” “Not yet,” Peter said. ” Ben asked, nodding at Stone and Dino. ” “Come with me,” Ben said. He got up and went to the bar, carry ing his soda, and Peter followed. They entered into an intense con versation. “Maybe this was a good idea,” Dino said. “I think it was,” Stone said. He told Dino about their afternoon and the meeting with Leo Goldman, Jr. “So the kid’s graduating from high school at sixteen? ” “Trouble is, I don’t know if he’s mature enough to handle college.
Herbie’s on the phone,” she said. ” Stone picked up the phone. ” Stone took the papers from Joan. ” He did so. “Okay, they’re pretty standard. ” “Adultery? ” “It doesn’t matter. New York is the last state with no-fault divorce; it has to be for cause, the usual choices being adultery, cru elty, or mental cruelty. ” Herbie asked. ” Stone thought about it. “Well, it wasn’t your billion dollars, was it? ” “It’s gotta be,” Herbie said. ” “All right, how about this? I’ll draw up a petition for divorce claiming that she’s the adulterer.