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Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
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May 22, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-may-read, 2011-read
Read in May, 2011

I brought this on holiday with me to re-read, having read it some 15 years ago. It tells the story of two men from very different backgrounds. William Kane was born into a family of affluence, his father was the chairman of a bank, and he was expected to follow in his father's footsteps. Abel, on the other hand, was a Polish immigrant, abandoned as a family, captured as a prisoner, and managed to escape to America to start his life over.

Both of them prospered in their lives, and through circumstances, their lives intersected. Abel was second-in-command in a hotel chain, and when the stock crash happened, his boss committed suicide. Abel was left the hotels, and he went to Kane's bank to apply for a loan. Kane was forced to reject the application, as the hotels had a long-term history of losses. Abel blamed Kane, and vowed to take revenge on him.

Jeffery Archer weaved the two stories together wonderfully, and I was hooked from start to finish!
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