Sons of Fortune

Sons of Fortune

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
Accidentally separated at birth in the early 1950s, twin brothers grow up apart--one becoming a Vietnam war hero and successful bank executive, the other making his mark as a noted lawyer and politician--until they are once again reunited by fate. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time...

In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons...

Twins seperated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, freee love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make--in love and career, through tragedy and triumph--their lives mirror one another...until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed...and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

& Taylor

In the late 1940s, twin boys are separated at birth, Nat going home with his middle-class parents, and Fletcher to be raised by a wealthy couple, but their lives come together when they both run for governor of Connecticut.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312993535
Characteristics: 503 p. ; 24 cm


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Oct 29, 2017

Archer in his element here in the political arena and family saga genre. Keeps the reader entertained by having them care about the main characters. Storytelling is an art and some writers like Archer and Harold Robbins simply have a knack for it.

Feb 10, 2017

Jeffrey Archer shines like a beacon to all those wannabe novelists out there who have absolute zero talent. There is a market for crud; some people will literally read anything; so every aspiring writer has a chance. The successful author writes about what he or she knows from life, so it's no wonder that Archer's tales are fully of dirty tricks and scams, lies and subterfuge. Jeffrey Archer took up the pen out of financial desperation and against all odds has found a niche market for his dubious talents. If his works can be described as potboilers, the sheer volume of his printed works to date could run a couple of power stations. If only he could have written the sort of novels that attracted Hollywood film producers, the movie rights would have made Archer a billionaire. Few people today recall who Micky Spillane was; in 50 years time Archer will be equally obscure.

Feb 09, 2017

Reasonably paced. The format of switching between vignettes of the key characters every few paragraphs was a little distracting.

Feb 15, 2011

one of the most interesting story I ever read...

Jan 27, 2010

Archer spins a good yarn and moves it right along. Often, however, I have the feeling of reading an outline rather than the detailed story.


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