One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his girlfriend up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister tipped to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later, Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to 22 years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness.
Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes from strength to strength. But all the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge.
Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant and unputdownable novel of deception, hatred and revenge, in which only one of them can finally triumph, while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.
©2008 Jeffrey Archer; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"Bestseller Archer...pays homage to Dumas's The Count of Monte Cristo in this delicious updating of the adventure classic." (Publishers Weekly)
This book is a must listen - the narrator is superb, and if you like the Count of Monte Cristo, you'll love this. I found myself listening in the car, on walks and even at home during any spare time I had. Enjoy!
I don't get it. So many reviewers like this unimaginative book.It's just a bad rework of a good book, "The Count of Monte Cristo" This is the ONLY book that I could not bring myself to finish. I even started it over from the beginning to try and like this junk.
It is difficult to believe Archer would gave the gall to compare this to Monte Cristo. This is a bad book.
This story was interesting enough to keep me reading but a little predictable and ultimately not as satisfying as I had anticipated. Still, a good read for the average intellect.
The plot was very, very predictable. The characters were bland and 2 dimensional. A more interesting book would be the book the author could write about his own very 'sorted' life story. Check out Jeffrey Archer in Wikipedia.
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