good read shows hoe structure of Follett's books was developed
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
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.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW
An early Follett novel. Quick and easy to read.
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