The Man from St Petersburg Author:Ken Follett Ken Follett, author of the international best sellers Eye of the Needle, Triple and The Key to Rebecca, stakes out exciting new territory in a brilliant thriller about World War I. Once again Follett pitches two awesome adversaries into deadly battle. Walden, peer of the realm and stalwart of the British Empire, and Feliks, son of a poor Russi... more »an priest, who bows to no monarch, no government, no love, except the one frozen in his heart.
In 1914, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany arms for war; England and France hastily prepare their defenses. But each side needs Russia - Germany for support in 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 takes us into a Mayfair drawing rooom 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 wastes and through Europe's underground. 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. The crack Special Branch of the London Police tightens a noose around the one man capable of bringing England to her knees.« less