Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1)

Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1) Description:

Born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world both men are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream These two men ambitious powerful ruthless are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire fuelled by their all consuming hatred Over years and three generations through war marriage fortune and disaster Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)

Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1) Description:

b blockquote From the internationally bestselling author of i Kane and Abel i and i A Prisoner of Birth i comes i Only Time Will Tell i the first in an ambitious new series that tells the story of one family across generations across oceans from heartbreak to triumph blockquote b The epic tale of Harry Clifton s life begins in with the words I was told that my father was killed in the war A dock worker in Bristol Harry never knew his father but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he s left school But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys school and his life will never be the same again p As he enters into adulthood Harry finally learns how his father really died but the awful truth only leads him to question was he even his father Is he the son of Arthur Clifton a stevedore who spent his whole life on the docks or the firstborn son of a scion of West Country society whose family owns a shipping line p p This introductory novel in Archer s ambitious series The Clifton Chronicles includes a cast of colorful characters and takes us from the ravages of the Great War to the outbreak of the Second World War when Harry must decide whether to take up a place at Oxford or join the navy and go to war with Hitler s Germany From the docks of working class England to the bustling streets of New York City i Only Time Will Tell i takes readers on a journey through to future volumes which will bring to life one hundred years of recent history to reveal a family story that neither the reader nor Harry Clifton himself could ever have imagined p

Rating: 3.31 out of 5

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Description:

div The conned an Oxford don a revered society physician a chic French art dealer and a charming English lord They have one thing in common Overnight each novice investor lost his life s fortune to one man The con Harvey Metcalfe br br A brilliant self made guru of deceit A very dangerous individual And now a hunted man br br With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together each expert in their own field Their plan find Harvey shadow him trap him and penny for penny destroy him From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries their own ingenious game has begun It s called revenge and they were taught by a master br div

Rating: 3.33 out of 5

The Sins of the Father (The Clifton Chronicles, #2)

The Sins of the Father (The Clifton Chronicles, #2) Description:

b blockquote On the heels of the international bestseller i Only Time Will Tell i Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles blockquote b Only days before Britain declares war on Germany Harry Clifton hoping to escape the consequences of long buried family secrets and forced to accept that his desire to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled has joined the Merchant Navy br But his ship is sunk in the Atlantic by a German U boat drowning almost the entire crew An American cruise liner the SS Kansas Star rescues a handful of sailors among them Harry and the third officer an American named Tom Bradshaw When Bradshaw dies in the night Harry seizes on the chance to escape his tangled past and assumes his identity p But on landing in America he quickly learns the mistake he has made when he discovers what is awaiting Bradshaw in New York Without any way of proving his true identity Harry Clifton is now chained to a past that could be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape p

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Prodigal Daughter (Kane & Abel, #2)

The Prodigal Daughter (Kane & Abel, #2) Description:

div With a will of steel Polish immigrant Florentyna Rosnovski is indeed Abel s daughter She shares with her father a love of America his ideals and his dream for the future But she wants more to be the first female president br br Golden boy Richard Kane was born into a life of luxury The scion of a banking magnate he is successful handsome and determined to carve his own path in the world and to br build a future with the woman he loves br br With Florentyna s ultimate goal only a heartbeat away both are about to discover the shattering price of power as a titanic battle of betrayal and deception reaches out from the past a blood feud between two generations that threatens to destroy everything Florentyna and Richard have fought to achieve br div

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth Description:

b blockquote International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in this story of fate and fortune redemption and revenge blockquote b If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before or the day after he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister a popular actor an aristocrat and the youngest partner in an established firm s history who is going to believe his side of the story p Danny is sentenced to twenty two years and sent to Belmarsh prison the highest security jail in the land from where no inmate has ever escaped p p However Spencer Craig Lawrence Davenport Gerald Payne and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny s determination to seek revenge and Beth s relentless quest to pursue justice which ends up with all four fighting for their lives p p Thus begins Jeffrey Archer s most powerful novel since i Kane and Abel i with a cast of characters that will remain with you long after you ve turned the last page p p And if that is not enough prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer s fans p

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles, #3)

Best Kept Secret (The Clifton Chronicles, #3) Description:

b blockquote Jeffrey Archer s mesmerizing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families continues blockquote b London The vote in the House of Lords as to who should inherit the Barrington family fortune has ended in a tie The Lord Chancellor s deciding vote will cast a long shadow on the lives of Harry Clifton and Giles Barrington Harry returns to America to promote his latest novel while his beloved Emma goes in search of the little girl who was found abandoned in her father s office on the night he was killed When the general election is called Giles Barrington has to defend his seat in the House of Commons and is horrified to discover who the Conservatives select to stand against him But it is Sebastian Clifton Harry and Emma s son who ultimately influences his uncle s fate p In Sebastian wins a scholarship to Cambridge and a new generation of the Clifton family marches onto the page But after Sebastian is expelled from school he unwittingly becomes caught up in an international art fraud involving a Rodin statue that is worth far more than the sum it raises at auction Does he become a millionaire Does he go to Cambridge Is his life in danger i Best Kept Secret i the third volume in Jeffrey Archer s bestselling series will answer all these questions but once again pose so many more p

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

A Matter of Honor

A Matter of Honor Description:

It seems innocent enough A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world br br Within days Adam s lover is brutally murdered and he s running for his life through the great cities of Europe pursued not only by the KGB but by the CIA and his own countrymen as well Their common intent is to kill him before the truth comes out While powerful men in smoke filled rooms plot ever more ingenious means of destroying him Adam finds himself betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear br br When at last he comes to understand what he is in possession of he s even more determined to protect it for it s more than a matter of life and death it s a matter of honor

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies Description:

Growing up in the slums of East End London Charlie Trumper dreams of someday running his grandfather s fruit and vegetable barrow That day comes suddenly when his grandfather dies leaving him the floundering business With the help of Becky Salmon an enterprising young woman Charlie sets out to make a name for himself as The Honest Trader But the brutal onset of World War I takes Charlie far from home and into the path of a dangerous enemy whose legacy of evil follows Charlie and his family for generations br br Encompassing three continents and spanning over sixty years i As the Crow Flies i brings to life a magnificent tale of one man s rise from rags to riches set against the backdrop of a changing century

Rating: 3.32 out of 5

Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, #4)

Be Careful What You Wish For (The Clifton Chronicles, #4) Description:

b blockquote Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer s i Be Careful What You Wish For i opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian who has been involved in a fatal car accident But who died Sebastian or his best friend Bruno blockquote b When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company Emma Clifton wants to replace him But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet the egregious Major Alex Fisher in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner the i MV Buckingham i p Back in London Harry and Emma s adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student Clive Bingham who asks her to marry him Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham Jessica s future mother in law has a visit from an old friend Lady Virginia Fenwick who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice p p Then without warning Cedric Hardcastle a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before takes his place on the board of Barringtons This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families Hardcastle s first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher And with that decision the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat p p i Be Careful What You Wish For i showcases the master storyteller s talent as never before when the Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties in this epic tale of love revenge ambition and betrayal p

Rating: 3.56 out of 5