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When Harry arrives in New York, his publisher Harold Guinzberg tells him he has been elected as the next president of English PEN, which will give him the opportunity to launch a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who is languishing in a Russian Gulag in Siberia. His crime: So determined is he to see Babakov released, Harry puts his own life in danger.
Some board members feel she should resign while others, including Sebastian Clifton, newly elected to the board, are determined to see she remains as Chairman.
Giles Barrington is now a Minister of the Crown, and looks set for high office, but a trip to East Germany does not end as a diplomatic success, and once again Giles' political career is thrown off balance by none other than Major Alex Fisher.
Fisher decides to stand against Giles at the forthcoming general election. But this time who wins? Read more Find a copy online Links to this item overdrive. Show all links. Toggle navigation. New to eBooks. How many copies would you like to download? Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer Series: The Clifton Chronicles No.
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More Fiction. I couldn't put it down. Each character has something going on that keeps you hooked. It is book 5 of the Clifton Chronicles, But I liked it as a stand alone.
No spoilers from me, the book is too good. View 1 comment. Jan 26, Donna rated it really liked it. This is the fifth book in the Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. I'm not sure what more I can say about Jeffrey Archer and this series, that I haven't already said. I am hopelessly drawn to them both. I enjoyed reading this book. It isn't just the story I liked, but I loved the writing and have really come to know the characters.
They seem like distant family. In my review of the 4th novel, I commented on how everything always turns out so perfectly for Harry and his family. That is still mostly true in this one, but there were some bitter elements that haven't had the sweet half added yet. The author is setting things up for yet the next book of the series.
He knows how to lead us a long. OK, I admit it. Absolutely loved this book, as we saw a lot of different things begin to happen. We see certain family enemies dispatched, the rise of new enemies and some who j OK, I admit it.
We see certain family enemies dispatched, the rise of new enemies and some who just do not go away.
As I have said in the past, Archer has a very easy writing style, and one that usually allows me to finish his books in about 2 days. They are light reading, yet they also do a good job portraying the time in which they are written. Throw in Harry Clifton's personal attempts to free a Soviet writer who was imprisoned because he wrote a book detailing all the evils of Joseph Stalin, as well as Russian intrigue, bank takeovers and a few new characters who may or may not be of assistance to the Clifton Family - oh, and there is more election and political intrigue surrounding Giles Barrington.
When it is all over you are ready for Book 6 and are already sad because you realize there are only 7 books in this series, but I just cannot stop reading these with Book 6 already locked ad loaded on my Kindle!
Jul 25, Marilyn rated it really liked it. Another good one by JA. As I closed in on the last few pages, my thoughts turned to the knowledge I did not own Books 6 and 7. Yikes, so I downloaded a sample of Book 6.
Now to find used copies of these next two. I had gone too long in between reading Book 4 and 5, won't make that mistake this time.
May 23, Anis Suhaila rated it really liked it. Ah bencinya cliffhanger! Oct 09, Dave rated it really liked it Shelves: The 5th in the series and still very good and keeping my interests! Very well written with just enough plots, romance, cutthroat business practices and intrigue to keep you turning pages long after you should be a sleep.
Aug 08, Bev Taylor rated it really liked it. Feb 23, Cindy rated it really liked it. Interest-keeping without gore, sex graphics or profanity!! Author will be read for centuries. Expertly narrated and highly recommended!
The fifth in the series takes us from an IRA bomb on the maiden voyage of the Buckingham cruise liner in through the rest of the Sixties and past the General Election. As usual, a cliff-hanging decision is left awaiting the next book.
Langsam wird die Geschichte leider langweilig. Another block buster from the master story teller. I had never thought that any author could hold a reader's attention and interest through a series of books. But Archer has once again proved the impossible possible. Completing the fifth in series, I can't wait to start the sixth book.
I doubt if any other author has ever been able to achieve this type of loyalty with a book. Now coming back to this volume. With its intricate plots and sub plots the novel keeps to glued through out and you just Another block buster from the master story teller. With its intricate plots and sub plots the novel keeps to glued through out and you just cannot put in down because just when you thought you wanted to, there is a new twist.
And Jeffrey leaves you gasping for more when he tantalisingly ends the novel without a clear conclusion. Can't wait for the next in the series This is the fifth book in the Clifton Chronicles series, and - like the others - I enjoyed reading it. But up front, I'll say this: If you don't like abrupt cliffhangers that won't be resolved until the next book is published - in this case, I'd expect about a year from now - you won't be happy with this one.
I've read that there will be two more to close out the series, and most certainly, I'll be among the readers despite knowing full well by the time the next one is released I'll have forgot This is the fifth book in the Clifton Chronicles series, and - like the others - I enjoyed reading it. I've read that there will be two more to close out the series, and most certainly, I'll be among the readers despite knowing full well by the time the next one is released I'll have forgotten everything in this one.
And to those interested in the series who haven't read any of the others, I add this: Start at the beginning. This one, in particular, doesn't seem to me to do quite as well on its own. Like the others, it follows the family - with emphasis on writer Harry Clifton and his wife Emma, chairwoman of Barrington Shipping, their son, Sebastian, and Emma's brother Sir Giles Barrington - from around to Home-based in London, they're all seasoned travelers, and the shipping line regularly travels to the United States.
Sebastian, an up-and-coming bank official, proposes marriage to the beautiful Samantha, who is American - thus setting the stage for a very long-distance romance. Sections are divided up by character and time period; and throughout the whole thing, it's interesting to to see how everything and everyone is connected, whether by blood, business or enemies or any combination of the three. The book begins as Harry and Emma are traveling on the maiden voyage of the company's MV Buckingham - when it appears the ship is about to be blown to smithereens by a huge bomb one no doubt intended to kill Harry and Emma as well.
Since this happens at the start of the book, I don't think it's a spoiler to say the pair survive the attack. Then, Harry visits his New York publisher to get good news and learns that another author, Anatoly Babakov, has been imprisoned by the Russian government, charged with writing a killer tell-all about his work with Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
That's a travesty, Harry decides, and launches a campaign to demand his release and publication of the book that will require at least one visit to Russia that puts his own life at risk. Not content to be a sit-at-home wife, while Harry is busy fighting the Communist regime, Emma is kept busy fending off a libel lawsuit filed by long-time foe Lady Virginia Fenwick, Sir Giles's ex-wife. Sebastian, meantime, runs headstrong into trouble with his proposal to the lovely Samantha.
The plot thickens, as it were, when Sebastian's intended climb to the top of Farthing's Bank is thwarted when a rival acquires power that may allow him to accomplish his goal of bringing the talented Sebastian to his knees. While all this is going on, Sir Giles - a minister of the Crown who's looking to move up the governmental ladder himself - heads out on an official trip to Berlin at this time, the Berlin Wall is standing that doesn't end particularly well. Because of the time period, the author gets away quite nicely with playing the name-dropping game; and because I was a relatively young adult at the time, they're familiar to me as well Nikita Khrushchev, Harold Wilson and Barry Goldwater come to mind.
As for style, the books in this series always remind me of the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods and is it just me who wonders if it is by coincidence that the Barrington name shows up in both authors' books? In any event, both authors are British, so here - as in Woods' series - everything is matter-of-fact and the characters just don't get very excited no matter what happens. Someone got bumped off? Too bad, old chap, but let's have a spot of tea and get on with it.
Oct 31, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Archer builds on his heptalogy with a fifth volume that does not disappoint. The reader soon learns that the explosion took place overboard and the damage only minimal. Emma Clifton and the rest of the board of Barrington Shipping must handle the situation and keep the public from learning of the terrorist plot. Emma struggles at the helm of Barrington, with some on the board calli Archer builds on his heptalogy with a fifth volume that does not disappoint.
Emma struggles at the helm of Barrington, with some on the board calling for her immediate dismissal as chairman, especially as many passengers begin to question the story offered up. Even with her son, Sebastian, on the board, Emma's day may be numbered, thanks to an old nemesis.
Not to wither in the shadows, Harry Clifton has been elected president of English PEN, allowing him a strong voice to call for the release of fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, held in a Siberian gulag for writing a raw and uncensored novel about Joseph Stalin. Harry will risk it all, including his own life, to free this man and protect free speech at any cost. The ever-evolving Giles Barrington is firmly rooted in the House of Commons and has a seat in the Cabinet.
However, a moment of weakness while in East Germany costs him everything, and leaves the door wide open for his long-time nemesis, Major Alex Fisher, to challenge him for his seat during General Election. Plotting to bring down the Cliftons and Barringtons, Fisher continues to work with Lady Virginia Fenwick and a new member of the trifecta to dismantle the family, one member at a time. Sebastian presents a strong second generation in the novel, wrestling to keep his personal relationship with his girlfriend, Sam, from deteriorating.
Sebastian has climbed his way up in the banking industry, but shows a cut-throat side when doing business. Archer brings the novel to its climax with two legal battles that could have major implications for everyone involved in the series. Not to stray from his usual style, Archer presents set of cliffhangers lure the writer in and sate them for the inevitable wait until the next instalment hits bookstands. Captivating seems like such an understatement for this series, in which Archer keeps finding new ways to pull the reader in and beg for more information on the Cliftons and Barringtons.
Archer appears able to juggle the many storylines he's create and gives them the much needed attention to allow each character to flourish. As characters cross paths and intertwine, the story branches off repeatedly and only gets better. This is classic Jeffrey Archer! And now we wait! I chose to devour the first five novels consecutively, which entertained me thoroughly. However, once the rush began, I could not stop the momentum and now am dangling on the edge, waiting to see what Archer will do, along with millions of other fans.
Alas, I will be as patient as I can, searching for nuggets of information about the penultimate novel. Kudos, Lord Archer for another stellar piece of work. I am truly eager to see what next you have for readers and curse the time it takes to get a book through to publication.
An ever-growing collection of others appears at: Feb 24, Benjamin Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: This one is no exception: The previous novel, Be Careful What You Wish For , ended in a major cliff hanger so thankfully this volume began with repeating the final chapter of that last book.
Many of us have been waiting a full year to find out the resolution of that incident so it was good to have the details ready at hand. This novel takes the characters from through , tumultuous years for the world at large as well as for these characters in particular.
While there are some resolutions to some of the long-running plot lines, in general we see much more of the same continuing struggles of our two related families as they face off yet again with old foes in boardrooms, courtrooms, and political corridors. He still provides a shock or two but most of the story is about shrewd one-upmanship among the various rivals.
One new plotline involving the quest to publish a biography of Stalin that had been confiscated behind the Iron Curtain and its author sentenced to 20 years hard labor was fun to read.
And the way Archer weaves in and out of two separate court trials that are occurring on opposite sides of the globe at the same time is riveting.