The Sins of the Father

The Clifton Chronicles (Volume 2)

Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Griffin

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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.

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THE SINS OF THE FATHER (Chapter 1)

“MY NAME IS Harry Clifton.”

“Sure, and I’m Babe Ruth,” said Detective Kolowski as he lit a cigarette.

“No,” said Harry, “you don’t understand, there’s been a terrible mistake. I’m Harry Clifton, an Englishman from Bristol. I served on the same ship as Tom Bradshaw.”

“Save it for your lawyer,” said the detective, exhaling deeply and filling the small cell with a cloud of smoke.

“I don’t have a lawyer,” protested Harry.

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Praise for Only Time Will Tell

“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

“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… An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran.”
Booklist (starred review)

“I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read.”
Daily Telegraph (London)

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“One of the top-ten storytellers in the world.”
Los Angeles Times

“Archer is a master entertainer.”
 —Time


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About the Author

Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and nineteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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The Sins of the Father
Jeffrey Archer

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250039033
ISBN10: 1250039037
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$15.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

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Macmillan Audio
May 2012
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427214942
ISBN10: 1427214948
Audio Run Time: 10:00
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Macmillan Audio
May 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427214959
ISBN10: 1427214956
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St. Martin's Press
May 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250000972
ISBN10: 1250000971
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2012
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9781250010407
ISBN10: 1250010403
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4 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches, 432 pages
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May 2012
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ISBN: 9781429949033
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352 pages
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