A Dangerous Fortune is a novel by Ken Follett published in 1993. The book follows the story of a bank's collapse in the late 1800s. After the mysterious drowning of a boy in 1866, the three wealthy witnesses, Hugh Pilaster, Edward and Micky Miranda get caught in a struggle. Augusta Plaster is a cunning villainess and Micky Miranda attempts to gain power for his family through blackmail and murder. The book deals with themes of revenge, deceit and power.