No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget.
Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect murder; the self-assured chess champion who plays a beautiful woman for stakes far higher than cash; and the finance minister who needs to crack the secrets of a Swiss bank. Jeffrey Archer's collection of twelve spellbinding stories will sweep you on a journey of thwarted ambition, undying passion, and unswerving honor that you'll never forget.
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Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.
All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in Cambridge, England.From AudioFile:
In these 12 surprising stories, Martin Jarvis's expert style and sleek British accent cleverly unleash significant motives and pace clues that lead to unexpected plot twists. All the stories reflect the unexpected as the elements in them are flipped on their heads: Love's mirror image is revenge, greed's flip side is fraud, delayed choice breeds jealousy, and duplicity becomes treason. Jarvis's voice rises slightly at the precise point in each story when an ending takes a surprising turn. This technique redefines the twist in the tale. Each story explores one of 12 motives, from greed to the desire for control. Ten stories are based on true incidents Archer cunningly reconstructed. Together, Archer and Jarvis illustrate the distorted looking glass of human nature. A.H. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description 1997-07-21., 1997. Book Condition: New. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. New Ed. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 269pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1065890