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A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett
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Oct 19, 10

I've read this book three times, which in and of itself should show how much I like it.

Anyway. There's a young man who is a financial genius but is disliked by his banking family, a young woman whose fortune rises and plunges in an instant, a few incredibly complicated, realistic villains, and at the back of it all, the bank.

Somehow, their interactions make sense when reading. It's historical fiction, but with such an elaborate plot that it's breathtaking. Each character's actions influence the web that they're all tangled in. It also has a satisfying ending, with each person getting what they deserve. I loved the protagonists, was alternately fascinated and enraged by the antagonists, and was awed by the scope of the book as characters lived and grew and died.

And everything started with one schoolboy drowning.

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