Mightier Than The Sword: The Clifton Chronicles 5
Book 5, The Clifton Chronicles
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The fifth book in the internationally bestselling Clifton Chronicles from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer
"The conclusion's a turbo-charged cliffhanger" Kirkus Reviews
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?
When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger.
His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall.
Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time?
In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival.
Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
THE CLIFTON CHRONICLES SERIES
BOOK 1: Only Time Will Tell
BOOK 2: The Sins of the Father
BOOK 3: Best Kept Secret
BOOK 4: Be Careful What You Wish For
BOOK 5: Mightier Than The Sword
BOOK 6: Cometh The Hour
Mightier than the Sword
I received this book on 24/2/15 and finished it on 26/2/15. Archer's books are easy to read but are confusing to follow as they tend to switch from situation to situation and back again with gay abandon!
I now have another full year to find out if the clues I have already identified for the next (however many titles) will be included!
Starting to Lack Substance
Probably a nice annual earner but the plots are getting thinner and the padding is getting thicker.
I enjoyed the earlier books but I was a little disappointed with the latest. At one a year I might never find out the ultimate outcomes!
A bit disappointed
Its a nice read but I was hoping that the Clifton/Barrington saga will not turn into another "Downton Abbey". Half way through the book I can tell that there will be another "season" as the plot start to stretch. There will definitely be another book out in 2016, will there be another one for 2017 or beyond?
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- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: 01 March 2015
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan UK
- Seller: Macmillan Publishers Australia / Pan Macmillan Australia
- Print Length: 400 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 5, The Clifton Chronicles