Stone's Fall: A Novel
Title: Stone's Fall: A Novel
Author: Iain Pears
After financier and arms dealer John Stone dies falling out of a window at his London home, a quest begins to uncover the truth behind his death, played out against the backdrop of high-stakes international finance and the start of the twentieth century’s arms race.
A return to the form that launched Iain Pears onto bestseller lists around the world: a vast historical mystery, marvelous in its ambition and ingenius in its complexity. Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and arms dealer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents.