The Sins of The Father is the second novel in the epic Clifton Chronicles series.
Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice.
The Sins of the Father is the second book in Jeffrey Archer’s highly acclaimed The Clifton Chronicles, Archer’s most ambitious work in four decades as an international bestselling author.
Hot on the heels of last year’s launch of Only Time Will Tell, which stormed to the top of the bestsellers chart around the world, The Sins of the Father takes the reader on a breath-taking journey from the backstreets of Bristol to the boardrooms of Manhattan.
The book opens in New York, 1939. Harry Clifton, under the new identity of Tom Bradshaw, finds himself arrested for first degree murder. When Sefton Jelks, a top Manhattan lawyer, offers his services for nothing, penniless Harry has little choice but to accept his advice. After Harry is tried, found guilty and sentenced, Jelks mysteriously disappears, and the only way for him to prove his innocence is to reveal his true identity – something that he has sworn never to do in order to protect the woman he loves.
Meanwhile Emma Barrington, the young woman in question, travels to New York. She has left their son behind in England, having decided she’ll do whatever it takes to find the man she had hoped to marry – unwilling to believe that he died at sea. The only proof she has is a letter – a letter that has remained unopened and unread on a mantelpiece in Bristol for over a year, but the hand is unmistakeable.
In Jeffrey Archer’s epic novel, family loyalties are stretched to their very limits as secrets continue to unravel. The Sins of the Father bears all the characteristic twists of a classic Archer novel, and leaves readers wanting more.
Published on 15th March 2012 by Macmillan.
Jeffrey tells us about his latest book, The Sins of the Father – part two of the extraordinary Clifton Chronicles.
"I have read The Chronicles from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed my journey."
"Archer never fails to capture the readers’ interest. How I managed to forget he is such a good writer is beyond me. Can't wait to get to the next book."
"Jeffrey Archer is a very easy author to read, and I was captivated from the first page. I look forward to the rest of the Clifton Chronicles."
"It’s a long time since I enjoyed a book as much as I have enjoyed the first two of this series."
"Again another page turner from Jeffrey Archer with a cliffhanger that makes the reader want to find out what happens in the next book. "
"If you love novels and reading and great twists and turns, then I would highly recommend JA's books to get your teeth stuck into."
"This is the second book in the Clifton Chronicles, in every way just as good as the first one. "
"The story is brilliant, but most of all it's the way he has written them."
" Loved, loved, loved this second instalment of Archer’s Clifton Chronicles."