A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth

By Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312944094, 618pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2008


If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson on any other day, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the prosecution witnesses happen to be a group of four upper-crust college friends a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history who is going to believe Danny's side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped. But Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge and the extent to which his fiancee Beth will go in pursuit of justice.

About the Author
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.

All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in Cambridge, England.

Praise For A Prisoner of Birth

“A compelling read.” —Newsday

“Archer plots with skill, and keeps you turning the pages.” —The Boston Globe

“Thoroughly enjoyable.”—Publishers Weekly

“Dynamite…plot twists and a slam-bang finale.”—The Washington Post