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The Sins of the Father

The Clifton Chronicles

Jeffrey Archer

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Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer

It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a family scandal, and realizing he can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. When a German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past—by assuming the man’s identity.

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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.

“If

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JEFFREY ARCHER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Cunning plots, silken style…. Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times

 

“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

 

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas…unsurpassed skill.” —Washington Post

Praise for international bestselling author

JEFFREY ARCHER

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“Cunning plots, silken style…. Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times

 

“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time

 

“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas…unsurpassed skill.” —Washington Post

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  • Jeffrey Archer

  • JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, A Prisoner of Birth, and Kane & Abel—have been international bestsellers. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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