FREE PDF ☆ BOOK The Man from St Petersburg Ì KEN FOLLETT

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FREE PDF ☆ BOOK The Man from St Petersburg Ì KEN FOLLETT ¿ His name was Feliks  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 His name was Feliks  He came to London to commit a murder that would change history  A master manipulator he had many My first Ken Follett Although no pirates are involved the word “swashbuckling” comes to mind The story is set in London in the early 1900’s It’s fiction but enough real life characters and events are involved that is has an aura of a historical novelA Russian anarchist is trying to assassinate a Russian Price the son of Czar Nicholas The Prince is in London trying to negotiate an alliance between England and Russia against Germany in what is assumed to be an upcoming war A very young Winston Churchill is involved in the negotiations The Prince is staying at the London home of his cousin who married a British Lord Amazingly the anarchist used to be her lover back in Russia 17 years ago And he learns she has a daughter who is 17 Could it be? The anarchist re ignites the old flames to earn entrance into the home to try to assassinate the princeWoven into the story are true historical events The daughter hears Emmeline Pankhurst speak and joins the suffragette movement We are given readings from Russian revolutionary pamphlets Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated near the end of the storySo we have a fast moving kind of made for TV thriller The coincidences are astounding We have several just in the nick of time escapes and a brave main character managing to catch and disarm a nitroglycerine bombThe characters are well developed especially the anarchist his Russian former lover and the daughter But there is little depth to the writing It’s like a historical romance than a historical novel So I’ll call it a fun story and good entertainmentPhoto of Emmaline Pankhurst from theguardiancomPhoto of the author from ken follettcom

EPUB Æ The Man from St Petersburg ò Ken Follett

Weapons at his command but against him were ranged the whole of the English police a brilliant and powerful lord and t Follett strikes again with another winner and he seems to favor this time period around World War 1 where this book time period is as was his masterpiece of Fall of Giants Another 5 star rating for thrill suspense intriguing dialogue and historical characters a young Winston Churchill

BOOK The Man from St Petersburg

The Man from St PetersburgHe young Winston Churchill himself  These odds would have stopped any man in the world except the man from St Petersbu Enjoyed this period thriller by Ken Follett It fit right in with reading I've been doing on both Russia and WWI Some of the plot details are a little fantastic but because it's FOllett and he keeps things moving the reader doesn't really have much time to sit and think about that You just want to turn the page read the next chapter find out what happens next What a talent He Sketches out some pretty good characters not the least of whom is the anarchist Feliks on a mission to assassinate a Russian diplomat before he can arrange the alliance that will bring Russia into the oncoming World War It's 1914 and the world is about to change for all of Europe as well as the millions of Russians heading for revolution IN retrospect modern day readers may agree that Felix's cause is the right one Yet most probably see him as a cold blooded killer who needs to be stopped That task falls to Earl Stephen Walden the aristocrat who finds his family in the middle of the conflict his Russian wife as well as his naive but rapidly maturing debutante daughter Follett throws a few surprises at us keeps us guessing in realistic feeling depiction of prewar London Glad I picked this one up