A Prisoner of Birth
By Jeffrey Archer
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312944094, 624pp.)
Publication Date: December 2, 2008
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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 fiancée Beth will go in pursuit of justice.
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and fourteen 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.
“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