He is remarkable for the consistency of his style and the well-groundedness of everything he does. I was enthralled by this book.

And—though Feliks then seeks out Lydia, rekindles her flame, and tricks her into telling him where Orlov is hiding out—the second attempt also fails; moreover, despite her passion, Lydia won't knowingly help Feliks to kill Orlov (who's in hiding again). Sorry, there was a problem saving your cookie preferences. Sir Edmund has hidden Christabel away her whole life and wants Bridie to believe this is an ordinary kidnapping. I am not sure that Follett is not an anarchist himself as the anarchist villain of the story is portrayed with such high regard. His intent is to derail a pact between Russia and Britain and - he hopes - start a revolution in Russia. This is something that a Follett fan should read to understand how he has developed over the years, but I doubt it would spur "Follett mania" for the average reader. Follett is a really entertaining writer and I think that this is one of his weakest texts. The Russian idealist is fed up with his mother country’s penchant for embroiling its citizens in wars in which they have no choice in participating and vows to sever the alliance talks with Great Britain by assassinating the admiral. Publisher: Penguin Books. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017, I have loved many of Ken Follett's books but I was very disappointed in this "historical" novel. The story is set in London in the early 1900’s. Blurb From Goodreads: His name was Feliks. Ever the epicure of historical fiction, Follett treats his settings with care, honoring the historical minutia and injecting them with multiple shots of hair-raising drama. The pace and length of the book is perfect and it all comes to quite a tumultuous ending. The Man from St Petersburg › Customer reviews; Customer reviews. 5 star 55% 4 star 28% 3 star 9% 2 star 5% 1 star 3% The Man from St Petersburg. A really good book, compelling and written with style, bravo Follet. ‧ Although prolific, Follett does not miss details or historical minutia.

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I enjoyed the story very much. 5 star 50% 4 star 31% 3 star 10% 2 star 5% 1 star 4% The Man From St Petersburg… I read this many years ago, and have now re-read it. (I've been weirdly obsessed with watching the circus in our capital these days...it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion and I have to look away...). Not meant for the feint at heart. So Feliks now starts following Lydia's naive daughter Charlotte—who, as it happens, has just begun rebelling against her quasi-Victorian upbringing.

As well as several other fine points of skill. I would recommend. Forget about solving all these crimes; the signal triumph here is (spoiler) the heroine’s survival. The historical context and events are very accurate. This is the first of his earlier works I've read, and I liked the straightforwardness of it. I strongly recommend this book to mystery and thriller buffs who love great writing and story-telling. They have a great deal of depth and diversity. And the narration is uncharacteristically slack—heavy on flashbacks and droopily emotional internal-monologues. Sure, a few of the plot turns are a bit too sharp and escape sequences faintly implausible, but the gripping prose and fluorescent cast are more than adequate to keep you anchored firmly to your seat. Click to read more about The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett. His frequent bouts with Walden and the full armada of the British police force ratchet up the intensity as the walls close in around the Muscovite assassin. by NAL. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Note: This review is mirrored over at Goodreads and at Amazon. In London he discovers that Orlov is housed in the Waldens' house and during the first attempt to kill him he discovers that Walden's wife is "his" Lydia.

With so much detail and so many clever, Dickensian characters, readers might petition Kidd to give Bridie her own series. DETECTIVES & PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS I realize that authors take liberties and it is fiction, but please, some consistency or at least a semblance of reality in your characters. RELEASE DATE: Feb. 4, 2020. War seems all but inevitable, and intel indicates a low chance of Allied success unless the whole of the Triple Entente is prepared to throw their martial weight against Germany. I wouldn't call it literature, but its not pop trash either. The man chosen to represent Russia in the negotiations is the courtly admiral Prince Orlov, nephew to British aristocrat Lord Walden. it was very suspenseful. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The characters were very well written and I found myself caring what happened to them. GENERAL MYSTERY & DETECTIVE by Bridie is skeptical, but there are reports of Christabel’s sharp teeth, color-changing eyes, and ability to drown people on dry land. I enjoyed this book as I have all of Folletts books I've read.

Member reviews. Follett's second international best-seller was a resounding success but not the juggernaut blockbuster that Eye of the Needle had been four years previously. Hopefully reading the last 250 pages today in one gulp has cured me. |

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