This particular edition is in a Paperback format. The twists and turns in the subplots moved through many different scenarios, and left me wanting the next book in the series. But what if one man had such a dream, and once he'd achieved it, there was no proof that he had fulfilled his ambition? Is she a spy and for which side? He spent too much time on the 2 crocks in the story and their dealings. Another reason for me not to recommend this series to others. Alex Jennings is exceptional as usual, but he can only read what has been written.
Fisher has been a nemesis to Giles Barrington and Harry Clifton since grammar school. When he finally realizes what he possesses, 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. Emma joins the board of the hospital and becomes enamored of Margaret Thatcher, and vice-versa. Another example is the doctored audio tape episode. So what, then, was the point of it all? 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. . In yet another example, Lady Fenwick carries out a far-fetched fake pregnancy scam.
The tape gets introduced and solved in the span of about 20 pages because one of the minor characters just happens to know the world's leading expert on doctored audio tapes, who then shows up to save the day. With this latest book, however, I have another gripe. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. It appears that he wanted to finish it in a hurry after perhaps having writer's block. It is no surprise that Mr.
Virginia uses the child of her butler and maid and stashes him at a boarding school. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. 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. Giles undertakes a rescue mission to East Germany to rescue Karin, his interpreter at a previous conference there, with whom he had a tryst and fell in love.
But after he is expelled he gets caught up in an international incident that could put his life in jeopardy. Why are these subplots there when they contribute nothing? The 10-year old has plans to get her parents back together. Both families look forward to the wedding, until a face from the past pays a visit. As other reviewers have said he skipped alot of detail in what I thought would be good story lines. Archer contemplates suicide; he is allowed out and followed by 100 reporters on the day of his mother's funeral; he's moved to the Lifer's wing because of the security; and he becomes a trusted confidant for fellow convicts. Jeffrey Archer has always intrigued me with his style, but I have to admit he keeps me anticipating something all the way to the end of his stories, and I am never disappointed because he finally comes with the twist in the plot that reveals an unexpected angle.
And, oh yeah, his True Love gets shot and killed by the end of the book. Can't wait for part seven later this year! Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank but his rivals continue their attempts to supplant him. Archer for leading me on this long arduous journey as I have other of his books that are great reads. Cometh The Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles, and went to No. An older generation begins to pass away as another, now mature, takes on more and more power and authority. What should he do about Karin? A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison. Tell Tale gives listeners 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 10 years.
He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. It has been a nice ride, but enough of the Cliftons and Barringtons. A Prison Diary is Archer's account of these events. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Spoiler alerts: I liked it but some of the plots left me scratching my head.
Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin. This volume accurately proceeds to follow the Cliftons and the Barringtons, throughout the 1970's, and brings us to yet another cliffhanger. This is the second time I have reviewed this book. Giles has fallen in love with Karin but she is behind the Iron Curtain and it is almost impossible to get her out. Most of the characters are quite endearing though, or fascinatingly evil. At no point does the 10-year old girl act like a 10-year old, and too boot she's a super-genius compared to the idiots surrounding her.