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Die Spur der Füchse

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The first novel of classic adventure from the 'master storyteller', Ken Follett

Three seemingly unrelated events occur on a single morning in London. An MP wakes up after spending the night with a beautiful young woman. A tycoon meets a leading Bank of England official for breakfast. And an underworld gang-boss briefs his crew.
Nothing so far to keep the tabloid editors awak
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Hardcover, German Edition, 285 pages
Published 2003 by Weltbild (first published 1977)
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Apokripos
Jun 27, 2011 Apokripos rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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You Win Some, You Lose Some
(A Book Review of Paper Money by Ken Follett)


What links the lives of a ruthless gangster, a sneaky businessman, an adulterous minister, and a young journalist, each a stranger to another, together?

Power…

Ambition…

Paper money…

Formerly published under the pseudonym Zachary Stone, Paper Money, one of Ken Follett ’s early caper reissued to quench the curiosity of hard-core fans interested about his earlier works prior his rise to fame, tells an intriguing plot concerning
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Benjamin Thomas
Ken Follett began his successful rise as a best-selling author with the publication of Eye of the Needle in 1978. However, that was not his first novel. Paper Money was written just before, in 1976, and is described by the author in the introduction as “the best of my unsuccessful books.”

Maybe, but it still didn’t work too well for me. This caper novel lacked a central character but instead told the story from a number of different characters’ point-of-view. We have bankers, newspaper reporters,
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Richa
Jul 21, 2015 Richa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very fast paced, cut-to-cut novel by Ken Follett. It is not the better known works by the author; infact 'the new introduction' by him, seemed a little apologetic to me. I don't see any reason to do that, if that was the intention.
He calls this book "the best of his unsuccessful books". Well well well!
This was my first Ken Follett book, so I do not know why it was 'unsuccessful'... Maybe, that his other works were better, or racier... As a stand-alone work, I found this book pretty decent.
The
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Kelanth
Feb 22, 2016 Kelanth rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Alta finanza, in originale "Paper Money" è un romanzo di Ken Follett del 1977, uno dei primi lavori dell'autore, nonché il secondo ed ultimo accreditato sotto lo pseudonimo di Zachary Stone, dopo "Lo scandalo Modigliani", scritto l'anno precedente. Quest'opera, che precede di un solo anno La cruna dell'ago, primo importante successo di pubblico di Follett (e prima opera pubblicata col suo vero nome), è solitamente inclusa nel catalogo dei suoi lavori minori, anche se la complessità della struttu ...more
Sheri
This was just fine and dandy Ken Follett suspense. There was nothing particularly spectacular about it, but the plot moves nicely and all the pieces fall together well.

I was especially moved by the puns; literally there are well used notes that are to be destroyed (paper money), but the story is also about the newspapers and how they make their money ("Laski is your new boss" might have been my favorite line in the book).

Of course the whole thing is rather silly and convenient: the bet between
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Ken Follett burst onto the book world in 1978 with Eye of the Needle, a taut and original thriller with a memorable woman character in the central role. The book won the Edgar award and became an outstanding film.

He went on to write four more bestselling thrillers: Triple; The Key to Rebecca; The Man from St Petersburg; and Lie Down with Lions.

He also wrote On Wings of Eagles, the true story of ho
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