The Sins of the Father

The Sins of the Father

By Jeffrey Archer

St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781250010407, 432pp.

Publication Date: November 27, 2012


Sins of the Father

Jeffrey Archer

It is only days before Britain declares war on Germany. Harry Clifton, hoping to escape the consequences of a family scandal, and realizing he can never marry Emma Barrington, has joined the Merchant Navy. When a German U-boat sinks his ship, Harry and a handful of sailors are rescued by the SS Kansas Star, among them an American named Tom Bradshaw. That night, when Bradshaw dies, Harry seizes a chance to bury his past by assuming the man's identity.

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 The Sins of the Father

Praise for international bestselling author



“One of the top ten storytellers in the world.” —Los Angeles Times


“There isn’t a better storyteller alive.” —Larry King


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


“Cunning plots, silken style…. Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader.” —The New York Times


“Archer is a master entertainer.” —Time


“A storyteller in the class of Alexandre Dumas…unsurpassed skill.” —Washington Post