The intersecting life stories of two men born on the same day — 18 April 1906.
William Kane is a rich kid from Boston. Abel Rosnovski, a Pole born into poverty.
Both are super talented and ambitious. Kane becomes a top banker. Abel a hotel tycoon.
The two should have been friends and allies, yet become enemies.
That gets complicated when their children get married despite vehement protests.
A sprawling good book with plenty of historical references. Yet I feel Archer became a better writer over the decades since 1979. This book felt old to me, compared with his newer books.