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The Sins of the Father

by Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Press | March 26, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Sins of the Father is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

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, 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.46 × 0.96 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250039037

ISBN - 13: 9781250039033

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from WONderful!! What a page turner and ending in yet another cliff hanger. Please inform me what the next book in the set is? I must find it! I read alot of suspence writers and Jeffrey Archer is a new read for me, where has he been all my life,???
Date published: 2012-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Fast reading and very interesting. Love the main characters amd can't wait for the last book to come out. Read in 3 days.
Date published: 2012-06-13

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The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

by Jeffrey Archer

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.25 × 5.46 × 0.96 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1250039037

ISBN - 13: 9781250039033

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER (Chapter 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 swung open, but not before the detective had exhaled another plume of smoke that made Harry cough. Kolowski stepped out into the corridor without another word and slammed the door behind him. Harry collapsed on to a bunk that was attached
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From the Publisher

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, 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 nineteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Editorial Reviews

A compelling read.The pace never flags.