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Twelve Red Herrings

Jeffrey Archer; Read by Alec McCowen

Macmillan Audio

Featuring bonus interviews with the author. The bestselling author of Sons of Fortune once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies with this audio collection.

Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events.

An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive....A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle....A young artist gets the biggest break of her career....A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In each tale, human beings are given an opportunity to seize, a crucial problem to solve, or a danger to avoid. How will they react? How would you? Capping off the collection are two additional rewards. In the final story, Archer offers a choice of four endings. And buried in each story is another diversion -- a red herring which Archer challenges his readers to uncover.

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Twelve Red Herrings
TRIAL AND ERRORIt's hard to know exactly where to begin. But first, let me explain why I'm in jail.The trial had lasted for eighteen days, and from the moment the judge had entered the courtroom the public benches had been filled to overflowing. The jury at Leeds Crown Court had been out for almost two days, and rumor had it that they were hopelessly divided. On the barristers' bench there was talk of hung juries and retrials, as it had been more than eight hours since Mr. Justice Cartwright had told the foreman of the jury that their verdict need no longer be unanimous:
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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jeffrey Archer's book Twelve Red Herrings. Featuring bonus interviews with the author, this audio collection astonishes, delights, and electrifies. Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, serves up this inventive collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist.

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“A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction.” —Entertainment Weekly

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  • Jeffrey Archer; Read by Alec McCowen

  • JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his story collections and novels—including most recently Sons of Fortune—have been international bestsellers. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in England.
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Twelve Red Herrings

Jeffrey Archer; Read by Alec McCowen

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