Kane and Abel

Kane and Abel
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2004-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781429953955
ISBN 13: 1429953950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kane and Abel Book Review:

William Lowell Kane and Abel Rosnovski, one the son of a Boston millionaire, the other a penniless polish immigrant-born on the same day near the turn of the century on opposite sides of the world-are brought together by fate and the quest of a dream. Two men - ambitious, powerful, ruthless - are locked in a relentless struggle to build an empire, fueled by their all-consuming hatred. Over sixty years and three generations, through war, marriage, fortune, and disaster, Kane and Abel battle for the success and triumph that only one man can have...

The New Collected Short Stories

The New Collected Short Stories
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 1743534477
ISBN 13: 9781743534472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Collected Short Stories Book Review:

This edition brings together three of Jeffrey Archer's classic collections of short stories: To Cut a Long Story Short, Cat O' Nine Tales and And Thereby Hangs a Tale, showcasing the master storyteller's skill like never before. Every reader will have their own favourites: the choices run from love at first sight across the train tracks to the cleverest of confidence tricks, from the quirks of the legal profession - and those who are able to manipulate both sides of the Bar - to the creative financial talents of a member of Her Majesty's diplomatic service - but for a good cause. In 'Caste-Off', Jamwal and Nisha fall in love while waiting for a traffic light to turn green in Delhi, and in 'Don't Drink The Water', a company chairman tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg - with unexpected consequences . . . The stories held in these pages are irresistible: ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and deliciously unexpected conclusions.

A Wasted Hour

A Wasted Hour
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 1509887903
ISBN 13: 9781509887903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wasted Hour Book Review:

A young student hitch-hiking home from college meets an old man with an incredible story to tell. Taken from his collection Tell Tale, A Wasted Hour is an ingenious and witty short story sure to delight Jeffrey Archer's many fans and proves why the Mail on Sunday has said that he is 'probably the greatest storyteller of our age'. If you loved this story be sure to look out for The Year of Short Stories, a collection of digital short stories which celebrate the talent of this incredible bestselling author, including The Endgame and The Man Who Robbed His Own Post Office.

The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 1466817461
ISBN 13: 9781466817463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fourth Estate Book Review:

Fourth Estate Jeffrey Archer Richard Armstrong narrowly escaped Hitler's atrocities in Eastern Europe on his courage and his wits—skills that served him well in peacetime. Having turned a struggling Berlin newspaper into a success story seemingly overnight, Armstrong made a name for himself—and more than a few enemies along the way...Meanwhile, young Keith Townsend enters the international arena, armed with a world-class education and a sense of entitlement to match. Charged with growing his father's newspaper business into a global media force, he and Armstrong are bound to become sworn rivals—until they arrive at the edge of collapse and will do whatever it takes to stay alive in the game...or die trying.

Shall We Tell the President

Shall We Tell the President
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-12-30
ISBN 10: 9781429998017
ISBN 13: 1429998016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shall We Tell the President Book Review:

After years of great sacrifice and deep personal tragedy, Florentyna Kane's has finally become the first woman president in America. But on the very day that she is sworn into office, powerful forces are already in motion to take her life. The FBI investigates thousands of false threats every year. This time, a reliable source has tipped them off about an assassination attempt. One hour later, the informant and all but one of the investigating agents are dead. The lone survivor: FBI Special Agent Mark Andrews. Now, only he knows when the killers will strike. But how can he alone unravel a ruthless conspiracy—in less than one week? The race to save the first woman president begins now...

Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less

Not a Penny More  Not a Penny Less
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-05-16
ISBN 10: 1429954078
ISBN 13: 9781429954075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not a Penny More Not a Penny Less Book Review:

The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune to one man. The con: Harvey Metcalfe. A brilliant, self-made guru of deceit. A very dangerous individual. And now, a hunted man. With nothing left to lose four strangers are about to come together-each expert in their own field. Their plan: find Harvey, shadow him, trap him, and penny-for-penny, destroy him. From the luxurious casinos of Monte Carlo to the high-stakes windows at Ascot to the bustling streets of Wall Street to fashionable London galleries, their own ingenious game has begun. It's called revenge-and they were taught by a master

The Prodigal Daughter

The Prodigal Daughter
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2004-05-16
ISBN 10: 9781429954099
ISBN 13: 1429954094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prodigal Daughter Book Review:

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. BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED: 1st chapter of Jeffrey Archer's newest novel SINS OF THE FATHER, coming May 2012. SINS OF THE FATHER: 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. On landing in America, however, Bradshaw quickly learns the mistake he has made, when he discovers what is awaiting him 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.

The Changes of Cain

The Changes of Cain
Author: Ricardo J. Quinones
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-07-14
ISBN 10: 1400862140
ISBN 13: 9781400862146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Changes of Cain Book Review:

Era by era, from the writings of the classical Christian epoch up to East of Eden and Amadeus, from Philo to Finnegans Wake, Ricardo Quinones examines the contexts of a master metaphor of our culture. This brilliant work is the first comprehensive book on the Cain and Abel story. "Ricardo Quinones takes us on a grand tour of Western civilization in his admirable book, which reveals the riches of the Cain-Abel story as it develops from its Biblical origin to Citizen Kane and Michel Tournier. This is cultural history and literary criticism of the first order, finely written, formidably but gracefully erudite, and illustrating the capacity of Judeo-Christian culture and the modernity emerging from it constantly to criticize the darker side of its own foundations and realizations."--Joseph Frank "Ricardo J. Quinones skips Biblical and Talmudic exegesis to follow Cain and Abel through later centuries, from classical times to the present. What he uncovers sheds light on important shifts of consciousness and behavior in European and American culture. . . . Quinones writes with true eloquence and conviction. . . ."--James Finn Cotter, The Hudson Review "Quinones's study of how [the] three Cains were transformed by Romanticism and Modernism into a sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but always necessary archetype of the modern world is literary and cultural analytic history at its very best."--Choice Ricardo J. Quinones is Josephine Olp Weeks Professor of English and Comparative Literatures, and Director of the Gould Center for Humanistic Studies, at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He is the author of The Renaissance Discovery of Time (Harvard), Dante Alighieri (Twayne), and Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development (Princeton). Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-01-08
ISBN 10: 9781429954181
ISBN 13: 1429954183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sons of Fortune Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING author Jeffrey Archer-returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940s, a set of twins is parted at birth-not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBA, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale University with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer. At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers.... 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 they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

Heads You Win

Heads You Win
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1250172519
ISBN 13: 9781250172518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heads You Win Book Review:

Heads You Win is international #1 bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel, with a final twist that will shock even his most ardent of fans. Leningrad, Russia, 1968: From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin... In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow Alexander through triumph and defeat as he sets out on parallel lives as Alex in New York and Sasha in London. As this unique story unfolds, both come to realize that to find their destiny they must face the past they left behind as Alexander in Russia.

Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted
Author: Christine Caine
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0310341426
ISBN 13: 9780310341420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Life Undaunted Book Review:

365 Days of Undaunted, Unstoppable Living You don’t have to be a superhero to change the world. You just have to listen for God calling your name. Drawing from her bestselling book Undaunted as well as several of her other inspirational writings, author and advocate Christine Caine presents 365 thought-provoking devotionals that will inspire you to overcome your life circumstances, create change, and bring the hope of Christ to a dark and troubled world. Each daily reading offers the wisdom, encouragement, and companionship you need to begin your own mission of adventure. Even if, like Christine, you began your story unnamed, unwanted, and unqualified, you can be fueled by an unstoppable faith and filled with Christ’s relentless love and courage. The world is waiting. Do you hear God calling your name?

Ready on Set Drama

Ready on Set Drama
Author: Maisie Dean
Publsiher: Booker Brothers Detective Agen
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-03-06
ISBN 10: 9781798964460
ISBN 13: 1798964465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready on Set Drama Book Review:

Kacey Chance said goodbye to her actress dreams to become a private investigator, but now her work is sending her straight into the heart of Hollywood.Her new assignment takes her undercover, working as a personal assistant to a handsome actor. Someone is trying to destroy his career, and it's up to Kacey to find out who, and why.Being on set is every bit as fun as Kacey imagined. The case seems easy enough, until she hits a moral dilemma. Exactly how far should an investigator go to discover the truth? Kacey doesn't want to ruin anyone's life, and yet, she finds herself holding secrets that could destroy careers.Back at the office, the Booker brothers have their own unique approaches to handling delicate secrets. Of course. And then there's Tippy Booker, the supposedly "retired" matriarch of the family, who's always around to drink coffee, look glamorous, and dispense her cynical advice.Kacey and the Booker family race against time to unravel the twisted mystery of the Ready On Set Drama.There are plenty of laughs and tons of twists in this feel-good cozy mystery from author Maisie Dean!Book length: 200 pages, or about 4-5 reading hours.No graphic violence, sex, or swearing.This clean, easy read is perfect for lunch breaks or relaxing at the end of the day!

A Prison Diary Volume I

A Prison Diary Volume I
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN 10: 0330461818
ISBN 13: 9780330461818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Prison Diary Volume I Book Review:

The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting - his first offence, not even convicted - and he is being locked up for eighteen and a half hours, unable to speak to anyone. This is Great Britain in the twenty-first century, not Turkey, not Nigeria, not Kosovo, but Britain. On Thursday 19 July 2001, after a perjury trial lasting seven weeks, Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in jail. He was to spend the first twenty-two days and fourteen hours in HMP Belmarsh, a double A-Category high-security prison in South London, which houses some of Britain's most violent criminals. Hell, the first volume in Archer's The Prison Diaries, is the author's daily record of the time he spent there.

The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN 10: 1429949031
ISBN 13: 9781429949033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sins of the Father Book Review:

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.

Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition

Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition
Author: John Byron
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 9004205829
ISBN 13: 9789004205826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cain and Abel in Text and Tradition Book Review:

The Cain and Abel story is riddled with linguistic ambiguities and narrative gaps. Jewish and Christian interpreters often expanded the story in an attempt to fill the gaps and answer questions. This book traces the interpretive history of Genesis 4.

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780446542197
ISBN 13: 0446542199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Lies Book Review:

Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date. In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now. Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon. What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller

The Collected Short Stories

The Collected Short Stories
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2010-06-08
ISBN 10: 9781429967327
ISBN 13: 1429967323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Short Stories Book Review:

International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has enthralled readers with his riveting suspense, surprise denouements, and unforgettable storylines. Now Archer's three acclaimed collections of short fiction are brought together in one irresistible volume... THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES A Quiver Full of Arrows takes readers on a journey of encounters that befall an assortment of kindly strangers, wary old friends, and long-lost loves. Sly reflections on human nature are at the center of A Twist in the Tale in which blindly adventurous game-players compete for stakes higher than they dreamed. Expect the unexpected and you'll still be surprised in Twelve Red Herrings, a dozen tales of betrayal, love, murder and revenge capped with a startling twist. Thirty-six stories in all, each poised to astonish and inspire, revealing "master entertainer" (Time) Jeffrey Archer at his artfully entertaining best.

A Quiver Full of Arrows

A Quiver Full of Arrows
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-02-07
ISBN 10: 9781429954150
ISBN 13: 1429954159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Quiver Full of Arrows Book Review:

Ordinary Heros, Extraordinary Deeds The bestselling author of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor Among Theives once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans. From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and kindly strangers, of lives lived in the realms of power and lives freed from the gloom of oppression. Fortunes are made and squandered, honor betrayed and redeemed, and love lost and rediscovered. Embracing the passions that drive men and women to love and to hate, the short stories in A Quiver Full of Arrows will captivate the hearts and souls of readers of everywhere.

Tell Tale

Tell Tale
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1466874791
ISBN 13: 9781466874794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tell Tale Book Review:

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 not only why Archer has been compared by the critics to Dahl and Maugham, but why he was described by The Times as probably the greatest storyteller of our age.

The Mothers of Lovely Lane

The Mothers of Lovely Lane
Author: Nadine Dorries
Publsiher: Head of Zeus Ltd
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 1784975087
ISBN 13: 9781784975081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mothers of Lovely Lane Book Review:

A heartbreaking novel from the bestselling author of The Four Streets. Noleen Delaney is one of an army of night cleaners at St Angelus Hospital. Son Finn has done something unheard-of and passed his Eleven Plus exam. How on earth will they pay for his books, his grammar school uniform and shoes? Bronia Ryan has battled depression since her husband died and now one of her sons is in prison. Her youngest, Lorcan, wants no part of a life of crime, but how can he ever escape? Or protect his mother from her vicious eldest son? As usual, St Angelus is at the heart of things. Life and death, love and loss, jealousies, rivalries and betrayals are woven into a rich tapestry in Nadine's great series about poverty, sacrifice and community spirit in post-war Liverpool and the early days of the NHS. Can't wait for the next one? CHRISTMAS ANGELS is out now! What people are saying about THE MOTHERS OF LOVELY LANE: 'I have loved this series from the first book, and with each new book, I was never disappointed' 'So many powerful characters, especially the women' 'Good stories, believable characters that make you sad, happy and hopeful for them' 'Nadine Dorries has done it again - had me gripped from page one'