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By Ken Follett

In 1866, tragedy moves the unique Windfield institution whilst a tender scholar drowns in a mysterious coincidence. His dying and its aftermath begin a spiraling circle of treachery that might span 3 a long time and entwine many lives.

From the particular men's golf equipment and brothels that cater to each darkish wish of London's higher category to the marvelous ballrooms and mahogany-paneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, one family members is splintered by way of a shared legacy. yet greed, fed by means of the surprising fact of a boy's demise, needs to be stopped, or the desires of a kingdom will die.

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"A fantastic page-turner."--Los Angeles Times

"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded homicide, and monetary crises . . . outdated entertainment."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Breathlessly plotted . . . relentlessly suspenseful."--The big apple Times

"Gripping, advanced plot . . . sexual intrigue . . . interesting characters . . . You won't be capable of positioned down this intriguing page-turner."--Lexington Herald-Leader

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Facedown on the beach, gripping his ankles, I tried to pull the sonofabitch off his feet. Sonofabitch wasn’t the bad word that I used previously. This was another one, and not as bad as the first. His legs were planted wide, and he was strong. Whether my eyes were open or closed, I saw spirals of twinkling lights, and “Somewhere over the Rainbow” played in my head. This led me to believe that I had nearly been knocked unconscious and that I didn’t have my usual strength. He kept trying to hit my head again, but he also had to strive to stay upright, so he managed only to strike my shoulders three or four times.

Sounds bounced deceptively through the ranks of posts and crossbeams and ricocheted off the gently rolling water, but after half a minute, I was sure the craft was proceeding slowly shoreward from the ocean-end of the pier. I looked westward but could not see the boat for the intervening substructure. The pilot might be cruising in open water, paralleling the pier, or he could be threading through the pilings to conduct a more thorough search. Although the floodlamps were below my position and were directed downward, light bounced off the moving water.

I rolled off my back, rose into night air colder than the water. Listening to the outboard engine fade in the distance, I waded ashore through whispering surf and a scrim of sea foam. Out of the white fog, up from the white beach came a gray form, and suddenly a dazzling light bloomed three inches from my face. Before I could reel backward, the flashlight swung up, one of those long-handled models. Before I was able to dodge, the flashlight arced down and clubbed me, a glancing blow to the side of my head.

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