The Man From St Petersburg Author:Ken Follett In 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany arms for war; England and France hastily prepare their defenses. But each side needs Russia - Germany for support to the East, the allies to encompass and contain the aggressive Hun. In Russia's decision lies victory or defeat — At this volatile moment when the balance of Western power shifts and wavers, Follett t... more »akes us into a Mayfair drawing room where the Earl of Walden and young Winston Churchill await a Romanov envoy. Prince Orlov's mission is to seal a secret alliance between Russia and England. Another man has also stolen into England across Siberia's ground. He too intends to leave his mark on history, for he is that most dangerous of animals - a man without fear. His destination: the house of the Earl of Walden.
A beautiful woman faces the ghost of a long-buried past, a determined young girl is thrust to the very brink of destruction, and a star-crossed love blazes again, as a stalking menace hunts down his quarry. . . and the crack Special Branch of the London Police tightens a noose around the one man capable of bringing England to her knees.« less