I don’t have too much to say about The Man From St. Petersburg, by Ken Follett. It was one of those average, light read books. It is a novel about intrigue, secret international agreements, and family secrets, taking place in England just before WWI. The story was captivating and kept me eager to find out what was going to happen next. I was not able to predict how it was going to end, but once I read the ending it was hard to imagine how it could have ended any other way. Follett’s writing is not great (not something you would read for the writing), but not bad either. It flowed and didn’t get in the way of the story.
The Man From St. Petersburg was not as good as the other novels I’ve read recently, but I enjoyed it and recommend it if you are looking for some entertaining “escape” reading.