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Heads You Win is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer.
Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin . . .
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow Alexander through triumph and defeat as he sets out on parallel lives, as Alex in New York and Sasha in London. As this unique story unfolds, both come to realize that to find their destiny they must face the past they left behind as Alexander in Russia.
With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.
Brilliantly conceived . . . the writing and characterizations are superb . . . A splendid novel, featuring one of Archer's most elegantly told stories -- Booklist starred review Archer certainly knows how to spin a yarn. You will tear through his latest book in no time. It is a fabulous read - Sun
Leave it to Jeffrey Archer to spin a continent-straddling, decade-spanning, fate driven yarn that weaves its way from St Petersburg to London and New York, saving its final twist for the very last page -- One of the Books of 2018, Mail on Sunday A page-turner with a memorable twist that made me shout out loud - Daily Mail
The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel - utterly enthralling -- Joanna Lumley
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 29/10/2018
Publisher: Macmillan an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||2nd May 2019|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Sagas, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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’NeillMore About Jeffrey Archer