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Publisher's Summary

The second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimedThe Clifton Chronicles, The Sins of the Fathertakes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.

The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice.

After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.

Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York. She has left their son behind in England, having decided she’ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry – unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter - a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable.

In Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel.

©2012 Jeffrey Archer (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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  • Angela
  • 02-17-17

Angie

story held me captivated...Can't wait to start the follow-up. interesting character auditing true to life.

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  • David Coombes
  • 02-15-17

excellent follow up

very enjoyable second installment, with the same characters developing over time. on to the next one!

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  • naomi
  • 02-14-17

Enjoyed

Great reread, If you enjoy this book it leads straight into book 3, which I look forward to reading.

To be honest only read book 1 because it was free and loved it, book 2 was equally as good. Definitely will read all the books in the series.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 02-01-17

Great Second installment

the second part of the Clifton saga, same great story telling and great character development from Sir Jeffrey Archer. my only criticism was that you were there thinking.. how perfect everything falls into place

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  • Fraser
  • 02-01-17

Fabulous

Well another great taste for more overwhelmingly top drawer suspense. Can't wait to start the next chronicle...

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  • joan
  • 01-28-17

gripping

loved this story, but cant wait for the next in the Clifton chronicles.
narration again first class.

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  • Nichola
  • 01-10-17

Excellent read again!

I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it as much as the last but how wrong was I! Brilliant.

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  • JOY
  • 01-07-17

Gripping!!

The second book was as good as the first, going to start the third book right away. Emilia Fox is a brilliant addition to the performance.

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  • Mrs S A Wales
  • 01-02-17

Another easy listening book bynJA

Largely well narrated in a variety of accents and styles - the story maintained pace and focus; would recommend the series - helps to pass long commuter journeys!

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  • Happy Grandma
  • 12-27-16

Excellent story .

Thoroughly enjoyed the first book, couldn't wait for the second, and now absolutely must get the third!