Cometh the Hour

by Jeffrey Archer

Part of the The Clifton Chronicles Series

Family Drama

Cometh the Hour Synopsis

Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. 

Cometh the Hour Press Reviews

Archer continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance, and readers can count on his surprising twists and shocking conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy, Archer provides a killer cliffhanger Publishers Weekly The ability to tell a story is a great - and unusual - gift ... [it] is not something that can be taught or acquired. You have it or you don't ... Jeffrey Archer is, first and foremost, a storyteller -- Erica Wagner The Times on 'Only Time Will Tell
I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read

-- Anthony Horowitz Daily Telegraph on 'Only Time Will Tell
This is a cracker of a read. And quite unputdownable

... It is quite captivating ... and just as you sit on the end of your seat expecting all the loose ends to be tied into a neat little bow, Archer drops a bombshell in the last paragraph of the last chapter -- Jerry Hayes Spectator on 'Only Time Will Tell
I was touched and enthralled by this tale

... I won't spoil it for you by revealing any more. Or the trademark twist, which is gasp-making Daily Mail on 'Only Time Will Tell
Archer continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance, and readers can count on his surprising twists and shocking conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy, Archer provides a killer cliffhanger Publishers Weekly

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ISBN: 9781447252214
Publication date: 25/08/2016
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447252191
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447252214
Publication date: 25th August 2016
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Family Drama,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jeffrey Archer

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 London and Cambridge, England.Photograph © Terry O’Neill

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