Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny.
It is Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, son of a wealthy CEO and his society wife.
During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other's existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defense lawyer before he is elected a senator. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life's obstacles to become the men they are destined to be.
In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer's most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men - and how, eventually, they come to find each other . . .
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (sixteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
"Archer provides a fine read with a keen sense of the good and the bad in people and the importance of kinship...[he] masterfully creates a great villian in Elliot, who jumps off the pages in all of his vengeful and shady glamour" -- "Los Angeles Times""One of the top ten storytellers in the world." -"Los Angeles Times""A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction." -"Entertainment Weekly""Archer is a master entertainer." -"Time""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""A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas...unsurpassed skill...making the reader wonder intensely what will happen next." -"The Washington Post"
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 11.4 x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1