Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.53 × 6.41 × 1.25 in
Published: May 8, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1250000971
ISBN - 13: 9781250000972
About the Book
International bestselling author 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."
Read from the Book
1 “MY NAME IS Harry Clifton.” “Sure, and I’m Babe Ruth,” said Detective Kolowski as he lit a cigarette. “No,” said Harry, “you don’t understand, there’s been a terrible mistake. I’m Harry Clifton, an Englishman from Bristol. I served on the same ship as Tom Bradshaw.” “Save it for your lawyer,” said the detective, exhaling deeply and filling the small cell with a cloud of smoke. “I don’t have a lawyer,” protested Harry. “If I was in the trouble you’re in, kid, I’d consider having Sefton Jelks on my side to be about my only hope.” “Who’s Sefton Jelks?” “You may not have heard of the sharpest lawyer in New York,” said the detective as he blew out another plume of smoke, “but he has an appointment to see you at nine o’clock tomorrow morning, and Jelks don’t leave his office unless his bill has been paid in advance.” “But—” began Harry, as Kolowski banged the palm of his hand on the cell door. “So when Jelks turns up tomorrow morning,” Kolowski continued, ignoring Harry’s interruption, “you’d better come up with a more convincing story than we’ve arrested the wrong man. You told the immigration officer that you were Tom Bradshaw, and if it was good enough for him, it’s going to be good enough for the judge.” The cell door sw
From the Publisher
On the heels of the international bestseller Only Time Will
Tell, Jeffrey Archer picks up the sweeping story of the
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. 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 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.
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served
five years in Britain's House of Commons and twenty years in the
House of Lords. All of his novels and short story
collections-including Only Time Will Tell, Kane &
Abel, and A Prisoner of Birth-have been
international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons
and lives in London and Cambridge.
Praise for Only Time Will Tell
"Archer delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga,
with delightful twists and a surprise ending… readers will surely
wait for the next with bated breath."
"What appears at the outset to be a straightforward
coming-of-age tale becomes, by the end, a saga of power, betrayal,
and bitter hatred… An outstanding effort from a reliable
-Booklist (starred review)
"I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read."
-Daily Telegraph (London)
More Praise for Jeffrey Archer
"Archer can make you wring your hands in anguish and guffaw out
loud, all on the same page, and he does in these fifteen ingenious
-Star-Ledger (New Jersey) on And Thereby Hangs a
"A compelling read…The pace never flags."
-Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth
"One of the top-ten storytellers in the world."
-Los Angeles Times
"Archer is a master entertainer."