The Man From St Petersburg

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The Man From St Petersburg is a dark tale of circle of relatives secrets and political consequences. Ken Follett’s masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the point of war.

A Secret Negotiation
1914. Tensions are rising as Europe finds itself caught in a internet of alliances and dangerous warmongering. To lend a hand tip the balance in their favour Britain aims to attract Russia into an alliance with them as a substitute of Germany. Czar Nicholas’s nephew, Prince Aleksei, is sent to London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden.

A Play for Power
Walden has a personal connection to Aleksei; his wife Lydia, is Aleksei’s aunt. But they don’t seem to be the one ones interested in his arrival, including Walden’s daughter Charlotte, wilful, idealistic and with an awakening social moral sense, Basil Thompson, head of Special Branch, and Felix Kschessinky, a ruthless Russian anarchist.

A World at War
With the British desperately needing a signed treaty and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the destinies of these characters transform inextricably linked as the final private tragedy which threatens to shatter the Waldens’ complacency is acted out.

The Man From St Petersburg is a dark tale of circle of relatives secrets and political consequences. Ken Follett’s masterful storytelling brings to life the danger of a world on the point of war.

A Secret Negotiation
1914. Tensions are rising as Europe finds itself caught in a internet of alliances and dangerous warmongering. To lend a hand tip the balance in their favour Britain aims to attract Russia into an alliance with them as a substitute of Germany. Czar Nicholas’s nephew, Prince Aleksei, is sent to London for secret naval talks with Lord Walden.

A Play for Power
Walden has a personal connection to Aleksei; his wife Lydia, is Aleksei’s aunt. But they don’t seem to be the one ones interested in his arrival, including Walden’s daughter Charlotte, wilful, idealistic and with an awakening social moral sense, Basil Thompson, head of Special Branch, and Felix Kschessinky, a ruthless Russian anarchist.

A World at War
With the British desperately needing a signed treaty and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the destinies of these characters transform inextricably linked as the final private tragedy which threatens to shatter the Waldens’ complacency is acted out.

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