The Man from St. Petersburg
By Ken Follett
"Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini." —New York Times Book Review
His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he 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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Ok plot, weak characters and ending2By 8MW9I honestly knew it wasn’t going to be a good book from the first few pages. The characters are poorly built, the dialogues are pretty absurd and the plot, which is OK, was wrapped up in a very simplistic way. Very unfortunate
As expected5By OldPistolFollett never disappoints me.
Fictional History of the Origins of WWI4By wimhofbA continually interesting page-turner, this novel explores the origins of WWI from the Russian and English points of view. Providing an accurate portrait of class relations in England, a fatal love triangle propels a family drama that continues to surprise and intrigue as it moves towards a fiery conclusion. Very satisfying.
The man from Saint Petersburg5By PonchoCowboyGood book. First Follett book I read.
Disappointing2By lostfeathersAfter reading the Follett books chronologically up to this one, this one was a major letdown. Follett roundly bashed the Brits and elevated the Anarchists. Charlotte and Lydia lived happily ever after in spite of their complicity in Alex's assassination. This was a strange ending, it makes one wonder if Follette was drinking what Lydia was addicted to...
Page -turner!5By AshlliamsI read the book in 3 days, could have read in less if had the time. Quintessential Ken Follett captivating work.