""Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page, which ends with...a really excellent cliffhanger."--"Washington Post""The most gripping of the Clifton Chronicles yet. The tension and the build-up are terrific, and kept this reader on the edge of his seat."--"The Observer "(UK)"Best kept secret""An artful blend of colorful characters, seething resentment, calculated revenge, and a shocking, tragic cliff-hanger...Archer provides a pitch-perfect continuation of the Clifton family saga; his shrewd twists and turns are addictive from the get-go, and he stuns with his signature series sign-off...leaving readers longing for its resolution."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Archer spins sufficient narrative threads for six novels, complete with ample money, old-boy connections, intrigue, and a deus ex machina. What-will-happen-next reading."--"Kirkus ReviewsTHE SINS OF THE FATHER""Archer delivers another page-turning, heart-stopping saga, with delightful twists, and a surprise ending... readers will surely wait for the next with bated breath."--"Publishers Weekly ""You'll risk back injury just from being kept on the edge of your seat.... I guarantee that anyone who takes this book from the shelves will not be able to put it down."--"The Spectator" (UK)"A master of fiction...[Jeffrey Archer] can tell a story, and he does so with such conviction, such appealing naivete, that you suspend disbelief, and read happily on."--"The Scotsman""ONLY TIME WILL TELL""General readers as well as Archer fans will enjoy this unforgettable tale, which abounds with cliff-hangers that propel its intriguing and intricate plot."--"Library Journal" (starred review) "The drama of Harry Clifton's young life takes the reader to the edge of the cliff, where they must hang until the next Clifton Chronicle..." --"Sunday Telegraph ""What appears at the outset to be a straightforward coming-of-age tale becomes, by the end, a saga of power, betrayal, and bitter hatred. The novel ends on a deliberately dark note, setting the stage for the sequel...An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran."--"Booklist" (starred review)
No family saga would be complete without a villain, and this book has a good one, a well-drawn and believable character whose motivations are understandable. This thoroughly engaging old-school, multigenerational saga harks back to the work of Malcolm Macdonald, Belva Plain, and Irwin Shaw. "Booklist"
Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page, which ends with a really excellent cliffhanger. "Washington Post"
The most gripping of the Clifton Chronicles yet. The tension and the build-up are terrific, and kept this reader on the edge of his seat. "The Observer (UK)""
Be Careful What You Wish For, the fourth instalment in Jeffrey Archer's The Clifton Chronicles, opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?
When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury liner, the MV Buckingham.
Back in London, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice.
Then, without warning, Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before, takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle's first decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board: Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.