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Man from St. Petersburg e-book

Author:

Ken Follett

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Contemporary

ePub size:

1435 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Books in Motion (June 1, 1985)

ISBN:

1556862164

Man from St. Petersburg e-book

by Ken Follett


Home Ken Follett The Man From St. Petersburg. Follett's great strength is his female characters-they are smart, strong, independent, and when they love a man, by golly, he knows the game is u. -People

Home Ken Follett The Man From St. The Man From St. Petersburg, . -People. An absolutely terrific thriller, so pulse pounding, so ingenious in its plotting, and so frighteningly realistic that you simply cannot stop reading. He outclasses his competitors. The Modigliani Scandal.

Start by marking The Man From St. Petersburg as Want to Read . Ken Follett sure has written a hell of a lot of good books at this point in time. He is remarkable for the consistency of his style and the well-groundedness of everything he does. As well as several other fine points of skill. Petersburg as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Ken Follett has done it once more. goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini. These odds would have stopped any man in the world-except the man from St. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself.

The Man from St. Petersburg is a thriller novel written by Ken Follett and published in 1982. The book is set just before the outbreak of the First World War.

Man From St. Petersburg Unknown Binding – 1982. by. Ken Follett (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Follett - somehow - manages to combine history from the onset of WW-I with detailed, realistically portrayed interactions between a "noble" British family and a Russian anarchist intent on assassinating a member of the Russian nobility - who is their nephew/cousin and a house guest. His intent is to derail a pact between Russia and Britain and - he hopes - start a revolution in Russia.

Ken Follett& masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the brink of war. It is just before the outbreak of World War I and Britain must enlist the aid of Russia. Czar Nicholas& nephew is to visit London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden, who has lived in Russia and has a Russian wife, Lydia. Производитель: "Pan Macmillan". The Man From St Petersburg is a dark tale of family secrets and political consequences. Ken Follett& masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the brink of war.

Ken Follett's masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the brink of war. Czar Nicholas's nephew is to visit London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden, who has lived in Russia and has a Russian wife, Lydia. As the secret negotiations progress, the destinies of these characters become ineluctably enmeshed. And as Europe prepares for the catastrophe of war, the final private tragedy which will shatter the complacency of the Waldens is acted out. ww. anmacmillan. com/authors/ken-f. st-petersburg. uk/pd/Crime-Thrill. book/B07C2VVLPZ.


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Follett - somehow - manages to combine history from the onset of WW-I with detailed, realistically portrayed interactions between a "noble" British family and a Russian anarchist intent on assassinating a member of the Russian nobility - who is their nephew/cousin and a house guest. His intent is to derail a pact between Russia and Britain and - he hopes - start a revolution in Russia.

The book starts a little bit slowly - but one becomes "interested" in the characters and what makes them tick - - and, WOW!, does one find out!!
I - quite literally - could not stop reading the last 20-25% of the book! Read way past my normal "bed time" and will pay for it later today - - but it was worth it. The last chapter requires a little "suspension of disbelief" - - but not much and the novel is brought to a satisfying conclusion - but I will not say for whom. The Epilogue wraps things up even more satisfyingly.

If you enjoy historical fiction and/or Ken Follett, you shouldn't miss this one!
Tat
I have loved many of Ken Follett's books but I was very disappointed in this "historical" novel. Very predictable plot, very poorly developed characters -- talk about one-dimensional and stereo-typical characterizations. After an interesting beginning this really got maudlin. The Russian unemotional anarchist whose heart melts just as you expect it, the well meaning and ultimately kind, English Lord and the idiotic female characters. I realize that authors take liberties and it is fiction, but please, some consistency or at least a semblance of reality in your characters. I only finished this book because once I start to read a book I do want to finish it. I wonder if Follett just cut and pasted some of his out-takes and grafted them on this historical time at the beginning of WWI. Several
Hamrl
Nobody writes historical novels like Ken Follett. He mixes history, intrigue and sex in such exact proportions that most other writers can't get quite right. Some times the bad guys end up looking pretty good and the good guys don't have quite the shine they should have.
Rivik
This is an excellent page-turner mystery and thriller using the backdrop of pre-WW 1 in Britain, but with a twist involving Russian Czarist and British aristocracy. If you're into early twentieth century history, and how things actually get done at the highest levels of governments, this is a great choice for your reading. Follett is a master mystery story-teller with very few peers. I strongly recommend this book to mystery and thriller buffs who love great writing and story-telling.
Thetalune
Follett's second international best-seller was a resounding success but not the juggernaut blockbuster that Eye of the Needle had been four years previously. Nonetheless, it was good enough. This tale is set at the dawn of World War One, when the novel's antagonist/protagonist a Russian anarchist named Feliks Kschessinsky is determined to assassinate one Prince Aleksey Orlov, a Russian admiral who is for the purposes of the storyline a nephew of the real-life Tsar Nicolas II and the fictional Earl of Walden. The Earl's Russian wife the Countess Lydia had once had a premarital affair with Feliks, who was sent to Siberia for the the rest of his natural life while she was forced to make a pre-arranged match with the English nobleman. Feliks escaped from prison many years later, joins an anti-Monarchist anarchist group and makes his way to London when he learns that the young Admiral has brokered a deal to forge an alliance between Russia and Britain should Germany go to war. He also strikes up a friendship with Lydia's susceptible, innocent, but rebellious daughter Lady Charlotte, which is when the plot really gets going. This is a fast-paced story that will satisfy any bookworm although it lacks the spine-tingling suspense that heightened the drama in Eye of the Needle, still considered by many to be Follett's finest.
Gavigamand
Quite an amazing rendition of the prelude to World War I. The author gives us a good view of the wealthy, the noble and the politically motivated characters in the story. Young Winston Chruchill is an interesting character in the story. The ending to the whole tale was expertly finished and made me wonder how much of the story was based on actual events, as it was all very realistically presented. Enjoyed the novel and, of course, always enjoy Ken Follet's work.
SadLendy
This is a great mystery. The historical context and events are very accurate. The characters are well developed. These are not your average cookie cutter characters. They have a great deal of depth and diversity. The plot is excellent. There are lots of twists and turns in the book. The ending is a surprise. You will not figure it out until the book ends. And it ends in a way you least expect. I enjoyed this book immensely. It is thought provoking and makes the reader examine one's own conscious throughout. Not meant for the feint at heart. I am certain you will enjoy this book as much as I have. Very stimulating.
This is the book that it's very hard to put down, particularly near the end. Despite that, one realizes after reading it that the actions of the characters are not quite believable. For example, would Charlotte really have refused to betray Feliks when she knew that his purpose was to kill rather than to kidnap Aleks? However, such questions present only after one has finished reading the book, rather than while one is rushing to find out what happens.

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