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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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January 27th, 2015
The Clifton Chronicles is one series I'm glad I didn't start until book 3 was being released. I love the story line though at first I thought it was a triology only to find it's now got 5 episodes and probably still counting. Harry Clifton is an interesting character who straddles the fence between upper class and working class Britain and in this second novel he's landed in America and put in prison under his assumed identity. Harry's deep seated conscience to do what's right doesn't always lead him to do what's best for Harry. An enjoyable series that reads quickly like a weekly TV series episode, as one plot ends another begins and leaves you hanging on for the next one.
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Sins of the Father
October 4th, 2014
I really enjoyed this story, but was disappointed it wasn't finished in this book.
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October 4th, 2014
I really enjoyed this story, but was disappointed it wasn't finished in this book.
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August 22nd, 2014
A great read again from Jeffrey Archer, who keeps you hanging on for the next page and the next book.
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The sins of the father
June 24th, 2014
Great reading I very much enjoy Jeffrey Archers work I look so forward to reading more of his books
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June 15th, 2014
Good story of espionage. I enjoyed the character development and how quickly the story moved along. I recommend the book
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The sins of the father
April 27th, 2014
I will ràtè as five s tars. Keeps you wanting to read until its finished, awesome ending can't wait for next book.....
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
April 3rd, 2014
Can't wait for the next installment
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Great read
March 23rd, 2014
Really enjoyed this story and never wanted to put the book down. Already looking for the next book.
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March 5th, 2014
Just like the 1st installment, it finishes on a cliff hanger that makes you want, no need, to pick up the next story immediately. The story just keeps getting better & better as the characters we got to know in the first book continue to dig deeper into our hearts. I love the entire series and find myself sneaking a read whenever possible.
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February 25th, 2014
I have enjoyed the Clifton Chronicles. Since the first book I read I became a real fan. Jeffrey Archer is a Great writer.
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February 18th, 2014
Really enjoyed all three of these books. I hope that we will learn more about the Clifton & Barrington family. Jeffery Archer is a wonderful story teller. I have enjoyed this writing for a long time. Doris
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Amazing 2
February 16th, 2014
I can't get enough of reading about the Cliftons and Barringtons. Always reading and can't put it down. Archer finds a way to draw u into the action and u don't want to leave until the last page has been turned.
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February 8th, 2014
I can't put this series down. i am reading the third in the Clifton Chronicles and have only stopped because my reader has to be charged. I just wish my favourite authors could write faster - and especially this one.
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January 24th, 2014
all three books of the clifton chronicles are a must read.a great family dynasty saga,I hope there are more to come ! Jeffrey Archer is an excellent story teller and keeps you interested from the very first page though the cliff hanger endings make you very anxious till the next book is released!
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Exciting
January 19th, 2014
Total enjoyment, another read hard to put down
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The Sins of the Father
November 10th, 2013
A good read, as always, from Archer.
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October 5th, 2013
A must read, story telling at its best. This book is a real page turner.
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The Sins of the Fathet
March 21st, 2013
A great read! Tough to put down.
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