Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Man from St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

First sentence:

"It was a slow Sunday afternoon, the kind Walden loved."


"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..."

My thoughts:

This book was a good mix of historical fiction and thriller set in the months leading up to World War I. Though the characters at times seemed two-dimensional, the relationships and events made them come alive now and again.

Date read: 12/29/2007
Book #: 114
Challenge: TBR Challenge 2007
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Thriller

ISBN-10: 0451163516
ISBN-13: 9780451163516
Publisher: Signet
Year: 1983
# of Pages: 342
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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