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The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

The Man from St. Petersburg (1982)

by Ken Follett

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This was my first Follett and I was certainly impressed. He weaves an interesting story related to events taking place in England, France, Germany and Russia in 1914 and interjects another story line concerning a respected, aristocratic family who has based their life together on lies, secrets and deception. The truth comes out in a fiery conclusion which will keep readers on the edge of their seats. ( )
  Carmenere | Feb 18, 2019 |
Loved this book. Started & finished it in about a day.
The whole puzzle was compkete: the description of the relations, the historical context, the race against the clock to prevent a murder. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Aug 18, 2018 |
1914 russian anarchist plot ( )
  keithgordonvernon | May 1, 2017 |
(7/10) I enjoyed this, it was well written and had very well developed characters. The story was good and well paced and I enjoyed the history. My only complaint was the ending, it felt really rushed and had the strangest epilogue I have ever read. I know Follett's later books are a lot better, some of my favourites in fact, but it's always nice to see where and how an author started. ( )
  LiteraryReadaholic | Mar 8, 2017 |
So, my busy life seems to have kept me from reviewing books as soon as i have finished them, but i am still going to go back a few months and share whatever thoughts i have still retained since completing 10 different books. I begin with this Follett piece. I was convinced i had read this in the 80s while on a European excursion, but now i doubt it. This was completely different than what i expected it to be, and it was a little odd in the way it was put together. I sort of enjoyed it, but not like some of his other gripping thrillers. It always felt like i was never going to get through it. An OK effort, and certainly a startling unexpected end which was somewhat redeeming. Certainly not his best. ( )
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His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. He had many weapons at his command, but the most dangerous were the love of a beautiful young woman longing for the end of innocence, and the passion of a high-born lady demanding satisfaction at any price. 
Against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world except The Man From St Petersburg
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His name was Feliks.  He came to London to commit a murder that would change history.  A master manipulator, ha had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself.  These odds would have stopped any man in the world-except the man from St. Petersburg...

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Just before World War I, two men--one a noble Russian emissary, the other a denizen of Europe's underground--set in motion a concatenation of world-shaking, ultimately fatal events.

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