This was an okay Ken Follett. He used a lot of slang that I didn't understand.
Follett tells, in intimate detail, the stories of a dozen or so characters and the action takes place during a single day in the life of crooks, bankers, call girls, the stock market,a London newspaper and politicians, whose lives are all intertwined for this one day. From a bank heist to the sale of a huge corporation brought about by blackmail, Follett carries you through this fast paced day with his usual mastery of action and suspense.
good read shows hoe structure of Follett's books was developed
An early Follett novel. Quick and easy to read.
Originally published under the pseudonym Zachary Stone, this is a happily rediscovered suspense thriller written in the mid-'70s by Follett, the bestselling author of Lie Down with Lions. Its plot, set in London, and intended to show that crime, high finance and journalism are corruptly interconnected, is, according to Follett, the cleverest he has ever devised. The fast-paced action spans, in hour-to-hour fashion, one day in the life of an evening newspaper and features an adulterous politician, a corrupt financier, a criminal gang, a mentally retarded youth and an eager cub reporter, their linked destinies all moving toward a singleand intensely excitingclimax. Though painted in broad brushstrokes, the characters seem compellingly real, as do their professional environments. Follett can proudly acknowledge this one.
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from the back, "breakneck-speed, newly discovered, early caper of high finanace and underworld villianiy from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense."
Nice story, I enjoyed it.
Felix Laski was differnt things to different people. To the world, he was a powerful corporate raider who piled millions upon millions as he built a worldwide empire, and sent shivers through the stock marketwith every bold move he made. To Ellen Hamilton he was a masterful lover. To Tony Cox he was a mastermind who could give him the keys to the strongboxes of England. To anyone else who stood in his way he was death
high ranking government officials, giant corporations, the stock market, women, sex, greed, and violence........
All Ken Follett books are excellent, including this one.
not a typical follett book, one of his earliest and a very good read
Felix Laski was dirrerent things to different things to different people. A masterful lover, a powerful corporate raider and a criminal mastermind in England.
A financial thriller, not my cup of tea. Someone else might like it a lot.