Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Jeffrey Archer

For lovers of political intrigues and drama, here is a little something for you. I don’t really know much about this author but a lot of people seem like him.

The Prodigal Daughter


Florentyna Rosnovski, Abel's daughter, inherits all her father's drive, but none of his wealth. A woman gifted with beauty and spirit, but above all with indomitable will, she sets out in pursuit of an ambition that dwarfs both Kane and Abel, as she battles for the highest office of all.

Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less


One million dollars - that's what Harvey Metcalfe, lifelong king of shady deals, has pulled off with empty promises of an oil bonanza and instant riches. Overnight, four men - the heir to an earldom, a Harley Street doctor, a Bond Street art dealer and an Oxford don - find themselves penniless. But this time Harvey has swindled the wrong men.

Kane and Abel


They had only one thing in common...William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless Polish immigrant - two men born on the same day on opposite sides of the world, their paths destined to cross in the ruthless struggle to build a fortune. The marvelous story, spanning 60 years, of two powerful men linked by an all-consuming hatred, brought together by fate to save - and finally destroy - each other.

Sons of Fortune


In the 1940s a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse and the brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, but overcome life's obstacles to become the men they are destined to be.

Honor Among Thieves


Who would pay a billion dollars to humiliate America? The time, 1993, and the place is Washington DC. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. And Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate.

Twelve Red Herrings


An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive... A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle... A young artist gets the biggest break of her career... A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration... How will they react? How would you?

This book is a collection of twelve amazing short stories. Must reads are:

Do Not Pass Go

Shoeshine Boy

You'll Never Live to Regret It

Never Stop on the Motorway

An Eye for an Eye

One Man's Meat

To Cut a Long Story Short


From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of fourteen riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark. Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with a rich assortment of truly memorable characters: the intoxicating woman who appears to her lover only once every six years; the British diplomat who employs his rather creative -- if not entirely ethical -- financial talents for a greater good; the millionaire who declares himself bankrupt to test the love and loyalties of those closest to him. This is Jeffrey Archer at the top of his form, as he offers us unique fables of our time and civilization, each one shining a harsh yet hypnotic light on that fascinating, complex being called "human."

First Among Equals


In the 1960s, four ambitious new MPs take their seats at Westminster. Over three decades they share the turbulent passions of the race for power with their wives and families, men and women caught up in a dramatic game for the highest stakes of all. But only one man can gain the ultimate goal - the office of Prime Minister.

The Fourth Estate


At first glance, Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend seem to have little in common, but both of them are gamblers and are prepared to risk everything in their battle to control the biggest media empire in the world. Only one of them will succeed.

1 comment:

  1. Must be an enjoyable read Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.