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Творчество автора (Archer Jeffrey) представлено в следующих жанрах:
Проза, Современная проза, Короткие рассказы, Детективы, Триллер, Политический детектив, Историческая проза, Детективы и Триллеры, Проза, Старинное, Старинная литература, Документальная литература, Документальная литература
Творчество автора (Archer Jeffrey) представлено в следующих сериях книг:
Kane and Abel, Clifton Chronicles
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Обложка книги A Twist in the Tale A Twist in the Tale

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Короткие рассказы


A man decides to visit his mistress. But on arrival, he sees her embracing another man. He waits for the interloper to leave, then goes in, starts an argument with the woman, strikes her and it results in her death. Having left the flat without being seen, he tips off the police about the interloper, who is charged. Has he achieved The perfect Murder?

This is just the first of the tantalising to be asked in twelve superb works of fiction by the greatest of modern storytellers, Jeffrey Archer.

A game of chess with a sexy stranger; a violent argument in a golf club bar; a wine expert challenged to a tasting with a bizarre difference are some of the other intriguing starting-points for a set of cunningly constructed and marvellously entertaining stories from the author of such classic novels as A MATTER OF HONOUR, KANE AND ABEL and NOT PENNY MORE, NOT A PENNY LESS.

Told with wit and sophistication, nerve-tingling suspense and champagne style, here are a dozen mysterious adventures that keep the pages turning at breakneck speed.

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Обложка книги And Thereby Hangs a Tale And Thereby Hangs a Tale

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Короткие рассказы


Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green in Delhi... thus begins one of the 15 short stories Jeffrey Archer has gathered from around the globe during the past five years in this, his sixth collection, of enthralling short stories. From Germany comes A Good Eye, the tale of a priceless oil painting that has remained in the same family for over 200 years, until... To the Channel Islands, and Members Only, where a golf ball falls out of a Christmas cracker and a young man’s life will never be the same again... To Italy, where a young man trying to book a hotel room ends up in bed with the receptionist, unaware that she... To England, where, in High Heels, a woman explains to her husband why a pair of designer shoes couldn’t have gone up in flames because... Some of these stories will make you laugh. Others will bring you to tears. And once again, every one of them will keep you spellbound.

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Обложка книги Cat O'Nine Tales Cat O'Nine Tales

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Короткие рассказы


Cat O’Nine Tales, the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. These yarns are ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions, plus the added bonus of illustrations by the internationally acclaimed artist, Ronald Searle.

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Обложка книги It Can’t be October Already It Can’t be October Already

 Жанр: Короткие рассказы


#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer demonstrates his mastery of the short story in It Can’t Be October Already. In this engaging and funny episode, Pat O’Flynn returns once again for his annual internment in the London jail system. Along the way, he’ll reconnect with the staff and inmates of his sometime-home and perhaps even reach the punchline of his favorite joke. Archer is at his best in this delightful and surprising story.

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Обложка книги False Impression False Impression

 Жанр: Детективы, Триллер


When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death — a priceless Van Gogh painting. But in the end, it’s a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady’s death. Anna Petrescu is missing, presumed dead, after 9/11 and she uses her new status to escape from America, only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bucharest, but it is only when she returns to New York that the mystery unfolds. False Impression is a classic Jeffrey Archer novel of twists and turns and heart-stopping intrigue... Why are so many people willing to risk their own lives and others' to own the Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear?

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Обложка книги Never Stop on the Motorway Never Stop on the Motorway

 Жанр: Детективы, Триллер, Короткие рассказы


This classic story will have readers’ hearts racing along with single mother Diana, attempting to escape a dangerous van on the highway. However, the unplanned high-speed journey is not the only surprise in this hair-raising and riveting story, and Archer keeps his readers guessing until the last moments.

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Обложка книги First Among Equals First Among Equals

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


First Among Equals is the story Jeffrey Archer was born to write, with his detailed political knowledge and past experience as a member of Parliament. We follow the careers of four ambitious new MPs who take their seats at Westminster for the first time in the early sixties: all are high-flyers destined for great office. We watch their political struggles over thirty years, in government and in opposition, as their lives cross in the battle for power.

Raymond Gould, the Leeds grammar school boy born above a butcher’s shop, stuck with a small-town wife; Andrew Fraser, the son of a Conservative Lord Provost who joins the Labour party to capture his father’s seat in Parliament; Simon Kerslake, President of the Oxford Union, a career Conservative backed by his doctor wife; Charles Seymour, the ruthless Tory landowner who will stop at nothing to reach No. 10 — which one of these four men will become Prime Minister?

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Обложка книги Tell Tale: Stories Tell Tale: Stories

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection TELL TALE, giving us a fascinating, exciting and sometimes poignant insight into the people he has met, the stories he has come across and the countries he has visited during the past ten years. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to find out Who Killed the Mayor? and the pretentious schoolboy in A Road to Damascus, whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life in the most profound way. Revel in the stories of the 1930’s woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League University in A Gentleman and A Scholar while another young woman who thumbs a lift gets more than she bargained for in A Wasted Hour. These wonderfully engaging and always refreshingly original tales prove why Archer has been described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

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Обложка книги Heads You Win Heads You Win

 Жанр: Детективы, Политический детектив, Проза, Историческая проза


Leningrad, Russia, 1968. Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin... In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.

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Обложка книги The Short, the Long and the Tall [С иллюстрациями] The Short, the Long and the Tall [С иллюстрациями]

 Жанр: Короткие рассказы


In The Short, The Long and The Tall the master storyteller joins forces with renowned illustrator Paul Cox, to re-imagine twenty of Jeffrey Archer's most popular and feted short stories alongside beautifully rendered watercolour illustrations. Find out what happens to the hapless young detective from Naples who travels to an Italian hillside town to solve a murder and ends up falling in love; and the pretentious schoolboy whose discovery of the origins of his father’s wealth changes his life forever. Revel in the stories of the woman who dares to challenge the men at her Ivy League university during the 1930s, and another young woman who thumbs a lift and has an encounter she will never forget. Discover the haunting story about four men whose characters are tested to the point of death. Finally, a short parable about how pointless war is, and how decent people are caught up in the crossfire of their leaders’ ambitions. This will be a must-buy for dedicated fans of both the author and illustrator’s work.

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Обложка книги Honour Among Thieves Honour Among Thieves

 Жанр: Детективы, Политический детектив


The time, 1993. The place, Washington DC. The President of the United States, George Bush, has been replaced. In London, Margaret Thatcher has been ousted by her own party. In Moscow, Gorbachev has been toppled by forces he could not control. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. End Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate. With the connivance of a Mafia boss, the world’s greatest forget and one of the Presigent’s Special Assistants Saddam sets about his plan. Its purpose: the humiliation of the American people. An unlikely figure finds himself caught up in the middle of this drama — Scott Bradley, a young professor at Yale Law School. Bradley is sent by the CIA on a simple mission to discover why a beautiful young Mossad agent has been dropped into the Iraqi Interest Section of the Jordanian Embassy in Paris, and unexpectedly begins to unravel this extraordinary plot. Can a Mossad agent and a Yale professor stop Saddam before Independence Day?

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Обложка книги To Cut a Long Story Short To Cut a Long Story Short

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза, Короткие рассказы


The latest short-story collection from Britain’s bestselling writer, ‘the greatest storyteller of our age’. The fourteen new stories in To Cut a Long Story Short follow in the tradition of Jeffrey Archer’s storytelling. An elderly man who doesn’t know which of his relations to leave his fortune to, declares himself bankrupt to find out who really cares about him — only to be surprised by the results. A man listens in on a conversation on a crossed line, which changes his whole life. A South African, a long-standing believer in apartheid, has a change of heart. A criminal who wants the police to catch him so he can live off his ill-gotten gains. Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides in a murder case. A Henry Moore statue disappears and reappears in a different form. A study of seven men, each of whom believes he should have the job of the man immediately above him. This collection is Archer’s finest to date.

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Обложка книги The Prodigal Daughter The Prodigal Daughter

 Серия: Kane and Abel

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


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. 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 build a future with the woman he loves. 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.

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Обложка книги A Prisoner Of Birth A Prisoner Of Birth

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation.

A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness.

Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge.

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one will triumph? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.

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Обложка книги Casi Culpables Casi Culpables

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


¿Dónde está la frontera entre la culpabilidad y la inocencia? Solo un escritor como Jeffrey Archer es capaz de imprimir en las conciencias un sentimiento tan complejo como la duda.

¿Puede un convicto confesar su culpabilidad y conseguir que se desee su libertad, que se crea en su inocencia? Este es el dilema que presenta uno de los doce relatos, manifestación de talento y elegancia narrativa, que, inspirados en historias inolvidables de personajes reales, abordan la cuestión de la delincuencia: entre el engaño y la estafa, entre el asesinato y el robo, estos maravillosos relatos guían al lector por los laberintos de un mundo paralelo y subterráneo. Pero al tiempo muestran el lado más humano de sus protagonistas, culpables, pero no tanto.

Aunque algunas de estas historias fueron conocidas por el autor tras su puesta en libertad, la mayoría lo fueron durante su estancia en prisión, lo que les da una unidad de fondo. Todas confirman a Archer como uno de los mejores creadores de relatos cortos de la actualidad.

Las ilustraciones del inigualable Ronald Searle representan un valor añadido de una edición inolvidable.

«Con estilo, ingenioso y siempre entretenido… Jeffrey Archer tiene una aptitud natural para las historias cortas.» – The Times

«Probablemente el mejor contador de historias de nuestro tiempo.» – Mail-on Sunday

«Un narrador de la talla de Alejandro Dumas.» – Washington Post

«Archer es un maestro del entretenimiento.» – Time

«Este hombre es un genio.» – Evening Standard

«Archer es un narrador excelente, que cumple las expectativas del lector: el deseo de pasar la página y saber qué ocurre después.» – Sunday Times

«Archer tiene un don para la trama que solo se puede definir como genial.» – Daily Telegraph

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Обложка книги Cometh the Hour Cometh the Hour

 Серия: Clifton Chronicles

 Жанр: Проза, Проза


Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia.

Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy?

Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who’s in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.

Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian’s rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings.

Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.

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Обложка книги Como los cuervos Como los cuervos

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


No le fue fácil a Charlie alcanzar el objetivo de amasar una fortuna; sin embargo algo había en él que le hacía un predestinado al triunfo y, como apreciará el lector, este algo tiene mucho que ver con su capacidad de trabajo, astucia, coraje, ganas de aprender y un maravilloso abuelo -el de más fino olfato para la venta- que le guió con su ejemplo en sus primeros tiempos.

Desde las primeras páginas la historia se convierte en una trepidante aventura sobre el mundo de los negocios, en una ascensión ilusionada desde la humilde situación de vendedor de verduras callejero hasta la realización de un gran proyecto empresarial: es la historia de un tendero que metido a negociante termina creando una importante red de establecimientos comerciales mientras van desfilando los grandes acontecimientos de este siglo.

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Обложка книги El cuarto poder El cuarto poder

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Las historias de Lubji, húngaro judío perseguido durante la segunda guerra mundial, y la de Kent, joven adinerado que descubre sus facultades de líder, sirven de escenario para que el gran Jeffrey Archer, dibuje con magistralidad y estilo propio, los pormenores de la vida del mundo de la prensa en EL CUARTO PODER, popular novela que fue llevada a la pantalla, y que muestra descarnadamente los laberintos de la información desde un punto de vista desprovisto de concesiones. Lubji emerge de un pasado lleno de frio y soledad, donde debe escapar de su mundo para lograr salvar la vida mientras sus habilidades de comerciante le permiten sobrevivir en el gélido ambiente de una Europa desgarrada por la lucha fratricida con la amenaza de Adolf Hitler rondando la buena marcha de la paz y la concordia.

Kent, por su parte, entre apuestas en el hipódromo, y su propio despertar sexual mientras participó en intrigas y maldades, va envolviéndose en un mundo donde el conocimiento es la llave del éxito. Escrita con un estilo fuerte e incluyente, El Cuarto Poder es un retrato perfecto del rostro de los grandes magnates que encajan muy bien en la máxima de Balzac, "Detrás de cada gran fortuna, hay un gran crimen". Esta novela es un fiel reflejo de dos historias unidas por la sagacidad y el destino, y que los lleva al inevitable choque.

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Обложка книги En pocas palabras En pocas palabras

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


Quince muestras del talento multiforme y sutil de Jeffrey Archer, quince relatos, irónicos unos, románticos otros, pero siempre llenos de ingenio y elegancia. Desde el cuento árabe, de estremecedora brevedad, “La muerte habla”, hasta la divertida jerarquía de personajes insatisfechos de “La hierba siempre es más verde”, pasando por historias de amor y entrega o por explorar las zonas oscuras de la legalidad y cómo de puede abusar de ellas, En pocas palabras lleva al lector a un universo siempre amable, pero en el que no dejan de aflorar los conflictos humanos que, a pesar de todo, constituyen la sal de la tierra.

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Обложка книги Heads You Win Heads You Win

 Жанр: Старинное, Старинная литература

Обложка книги Heaven Heaven

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


"Day 167 – New Year's Day – Tuesday 1st January 2002 – 6.00 pm

I miss my wife, I miss my family and I miss my friends. But the only enemy I have to contend with is boredom and it's a killer. For many prisoners, it is the time when they first experiment with drugs. To begin with, offered by the dealers for nothing, and when they want more, in exchange for a phone card and an ounce of tobacco. Finally, when they're hooked, they'll give anything for a fix – including their life."

Jeffrey Archer's final volume of prison diaries covers the period of his transfer from Wayland to his eventual release on parole in July 2003. It includes a shocking account of the traumatic time he spent in the notorious Lincoln jail and the events that led to his incarceration there – it also throws light on a system that is close to breaking point.

Told with humour, compassion and honesty, the diary closes with a thought-provoking manifesto that should be applauded by the Establishment and prison population alike.

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Обложка книги Hell Hell

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years' imprisonment at 12.07pm on Thursday 19th July 2001. Within six hours, Prisoner FF8282, as he is now known, was on suicide watch in the medical wing of Belmarsh top security prison in south London. This, he discovered, is standard procedure for first-time offenders on their first night in jail. By 6.00am the next morning, Archer had resolved to write a daily diary of everything he experienced while incarcerated, because "I have a feeling that being allowed to write in this hellhole may turn out to be the one salvation that will keep me sane". Jeffrey Archer's diary of his first three weeks imprisonment is a raw account of life in a top-security jail in Britain. It is also an indictment of the British penal system. The tales of his fellow inmates – many of whom are in for life – are often moving stories of hopelessness. But there are those, too, who, no matter what their previous histories, attempt to live their prison lives with dignity and integrity. Returning favours, Archer comments, is far more commonplace in prison than outside. The diary should be of interest to anyone concerned with the improvement of our penal system, whether they are concerned citizens, politicians or workers in the prison service.

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Обложка книги Juego Del Destino Juego Del Destino

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


Jeffrey Archer, con su habitual maestría narrativa, presenta en su última novela una apasionante historia marcada por un insólito cruce de destinos: dos hermanos gemelos separados al nacer y que desconocían la existencia del otro, se reencuentran treinta años más tarda como rivales políticos. Ambos pertenecen a familias de distinta extracción social y credo ideológico, pero el azar propiciará que sea Fletcher quien defienda a su hermano Nat, acusaso del asesinato de su rival en las elecciones a gobernador. Cuando Fletcher sufra un accidente y sea necesario conseguir sangre de un grupo muy extraño se desvelará el parentesco. Una trama perfectamente urdida en torno a las sorpresas que puede deparar el destino, al podeer político, al juego sucio, a la pérdida y al reencuetro, que ha hecho las delicias de miles de lectores en Inglaterra y Estados Unidos.

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Обложка книги La falsificación La falsificación

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


¿Por qué una anciana es asesinada en su mansión de Inglaterra la madrugada del 11 de septiembre de 2001?

¿Por qué un exitoso banquero de Nueva York no se sorprende al recibir por correo la oreja de una vieja dama?

¿Por qué un prestigioso abogado trabaja para un único cliente sin cobrar honorarios?

¿Por qué una joven ejecutiva roba un Van Gogh si no es una ladrona?

¿Por qué una brillante licenciada trabaja como secretaria después de heredar una fortuna?

¿Por qué una atleta cobra un millón de dólares por cumplir una misión?

¿Por qué una aristócrata estaría dispuesta a matar si sabe que pasará el resto de su vida en prisión?

¿Por qué un magnate japonés del acero va a dar una fuerte suma de dinero a una mujer a la que no conoce?

¿Por qué un experto agente del FBI tiene que averiguar cuál es la conexión entre estas ocho personas aparentemente sin relación entre ellas?

Las respuestas a todas estas preguntas las da esta absorbente novela: en ella, una conspiración internacional, cuyo objetivo es uno de los lienzos más valiosos del mundo, introduce al lector en el mercado negro del arte, desde Nueva York hasta Londres, desde Bucarest hasta Tokio, tras las huellas de falsificadores y asesinos a sueldo, en un relato cuya lectura no da tregua.

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Обложка книги Mightier Than the Sword Mightier Than the Sword

 Серия: Clifton Chronicles

 Жанр: Проза, Проза, Старинное, Старинная литература


Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic — but how many passengers lose their lives?

When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger.

His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall.

Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time?

In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival.

Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.

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Обложка книги Only Time Will Tell Only Time Will Tell

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


The "Clifton Chronicles" is Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author. The epic tale of Harry Clifton's life begins in 1920, with the chilling words, 'I was told that my father was killed in the war'. But it will be another twenty years before Harry discovers how his father really died, which will only lead him to question: who was his father? Is he the son of Arthur Clifton, a stevedore who worked in Bristol docks, or the first born son of a scion of West Country society, whose family owns a shipping line? "Only Time Will Tell" covers the years from 1920 to 1940, and includes a cast of memorable characters that "The Times" has compared to "The Forsyte Saga". Volume one 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. In Jeffrey Archer's masterful hands, the reader is taken on a journey that they won't want to end, and when you turn the last page of this unforgettable yarn, you will be faced with a dilemma that neither you, nor Harry Clifton could have anticipated.

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Обложка книги Paths Of Glory Paths Of Glory

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


This is the story of a man who loved two women, and one of them killed him. Some people have dreams that are so outrageous that if they were to achieve them, their place in history would be guaranteed. Christopher Columbus, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Edison, Nancy Astor, Charles Lindbergh, Amy Johnson, Edmund Hilary and Neil Armstrong are among such individuals. But what if one man had such a dream, and when he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? "Paths of Glory", is the story of such a man. But not until you've turned the last page of this extraordinary novel, will you be able to decide if George Mallory should be added to this list of legends, because if he were, another name would have to be removed.

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Обложка книги Purgatory Purgatory

 Жанр: Документальная литература, Документальная литература


The No 1. Bestseller and storyteller continues his forceful account of life inside the British penal system. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. In this second installment of his diaries, Jeffrey Archer recounts the time he spent in Wayland Prison.

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Обложка книги Shall We Tell the President? Shall We Tell the President?

 Серия: Kane and Abel

 Жанр: Детективы и Триллеры, Триллер


At the end of The Prodigal Daughter Florentyna Kane is elected President — the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her — the 1572nd threat of the year. An hour late five people know all the details — by 9.30 four of them are dead.

FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where — and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

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Обложка книги Sons of Fortune Sons of Fortune

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


It is Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940’s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, son of a wealthy CEO and his society wife.

During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other’s existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before he is elected a senator. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life’s obstacles to become the men they are destined to be.

In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer’s most popular books, SONS OF FORTUNE is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men — and how, eventually, they come to find each other...

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Обложка книги The Sins of the Father The Sins of the Father

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns with his most ambitious work of epic storytelling – a multi-generational saga of fate, fortune, and redemption that began with ONLY TIME WILL TELL.

On the heels of the international bestseller ONLY TIME WILL TELL, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the Clifton Chronicles.

Only days before Britain declares war on Germany, Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of long-buried family secrets recently revealed, and forced to admit that his wish to marry Emma Barrington will never be fulfilled, has joined the Merchant Navy. 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.

But on landing in America, he quickly learns the risks of such a scheme, 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 might be far worse than the one he had hoped to escape.

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Обложка книги Twelve Red Herrings Twelve Red Herrings

 Жанр: Проза, Современная проза


These twelve stories feature people under pressure: how do they react when there is an opportunity to seize, a crucial problem to solve, a danger to avoid? Each tale has its twist, each its diversion — a red herring to uncover, while the last one provides a choice of endings.

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