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A Prisoner of Birth

Jeffrey Archer

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International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in a story of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge.

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history, who is going to believe your side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.

However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny’s determination to seek revenge, and Beth’s relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives,

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer’s most powerful novel since Kane and Abel, with a cast of characters that will remain with you long after you’ve turned the last page.

And if that is not enough, prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer’s fans.


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Chapter 1
“Yes,” said Beth.
She tried to look surprised, but wasn’t all that convincing as she had already decided that they were going to be married when they were at secondary school. However, she was amazed when Danny fell on one knee in the middle of the crowded restaurant.
“Yes,” Beth repeated, hoping he’d stand up before everyone in the room stopped eating and turned to stare at them. But he didn’t budge. Danny remained on one knee, and like a conjurer, produced a tiny box from nowhere. He opened it to reveal a simple gold band boasting a
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeffrey Archer's thriller novel A Prisoner of Birth. If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson on any other day, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the prosecution witnesses happen to be a group of four upper-crust college friends—a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history—who is going to believe Danny's side of the story?

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Praise for A Prisoner of Birth

Praise for Jeffrey Archer

“A storyteller in the class of Alexander Dumas.”
---The Washington Post

“Archer is a master entertainer.”
---Time Magazine

“Cunning plots, silken style.”
---The New York Times

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

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.”
---Boston Globe

“There isn’t a better storyteller alive.”
---Larry King

“A worthy successor to The Da Vinci Code… Sail along from one high crime to the next.”
---Liz Smith, New York Post, on False Impression

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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, fourteen years in the House of Lords, and two in Her Majesty’s prisons, which spawned three volumes of highly acclaimed Prison Diaries. All of his novels and short story collections---including Kane and AbelSons of Fortune, and False Impression---have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two children and lives in London and Cambridge.

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