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.
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" General readers as well as Archer fans will enjoy this unforgettable tale, which abounds with cliff-hangers that propel its intriguing and intricate plot. "Library Journal (starred review)" 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. The novel ends on a deliberately dark note, setting the stage for the sequel An outstanding effort from a reliable veteran. "Booklist (starred Review)" I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read. "Anthony Horowitz, Daily Telegraph (London)" A dynamite commercial novel Archer brings it off with panache. "The Washington Post on A Prisoner of Birth" A compelling read The pace never flags. "Newsday (New York) on A Prisoner of Birth""" A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas. "The Washington Post on A Twist in the Tale" "Kane and Abel" that classic of modern literature. "The Times (London)""