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The Sins of the Father

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,...

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Praise for The 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 on Only Time Will Tell

“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) on Only Time Will Tell

“I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read.” —Daily Telegraph (London) on Only Time Will Tell

“Archer can make you wring your hands in anguish and guffaw out loud, all on the same page, and he does in these fifteen ingenious stories.” —Star-Ledger (New Jersey) on And Thereby Hangs a Tale

“A compelling read…The pace never flags.” —Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth

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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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