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By Jeffrey Archer

#1 big apple instances bestselling writer Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized hundreds of thousands of readers through the years together with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with one other outstanding novel that proves he's nonetheless essentially the most talented writers of all time...

In hushed maternity ward, an boy or girl dies, whereas dual brothers thrive. by way of morning, one mom is instructed that her simply baby is doing effective. one other is informed that she has tragically misplaced certainly one of her sons...

Twins seperated at delivery, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport were raised in numerous worlds, and feature either thrived the most effective and brightest in their new release. In an period of violent swap, freee love, and blind ambition, Nat is going off to battle, whereas Fletcher enters political wrestle. With each one selection they make--in love and occupation, via tragedy and triumph--their lives replicate one another...until a high-profile homicide case brings them jointly. till a high-stakes political conflict turns them into competitors. till a decades-old key is exposed...and strong males needs to confront their bonds of destiny and fortune.

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That quite defeats the item, doesn’t it, sir? ” “But it’s nearly unknown to ship an enlisted officer to ’Nam,” stated the CO, “especially considered one of your quality. ” “Then might be the time has come for somebody to wreck the mould. in spite of everything, that’s what you retain reminding us management is all approximately. ” “What if I requested you to accomplish your carrier as my employees officer, you then may possibly help me the following on the academy with the following consumption of recruits? ” “So that they could all burst off to Vietnam and get themselves killed? ” Nat stared around the desk at his CO. He instantly regretted overstepping the mark. “Do you recognize who the final individual was once who sat there and instructed me he was firm to visit ’Nam, and not anything i'll say may swap his brain? ” “No, sir. ” “My son, Daniel,” answered Tremlett, “and on that social gathering I had no selection yet to just accept his selection. ” The colonel paused, glancing at a photograph on his table that Nat couldn’t see. “He survived for 11 days. ” lady lecturer seduces Senator’s son, screamed the banner headline within the New Haven check in. “That’s a bloody insult,” acknowledged Jimmy. “What do you suggest? ” requested Fletcher. “I seduced her. ” while Fletcher stopped guffawing, he persisted to learn front web page article: Joanna Palmer, a lecturer in ecu historical past at Yale, has had her agreement terminated via the college Ethics Committee, after admitting that she used to be having an affair with James Gates, a freshman she has been educating for the previous six months. Mr. Gates is the son of Senator Harry Gates. final evening, from their domestic in East Hartford… Fletcher appeared up. “How has your father taken it? ” “Tells me he’ll win by way of a landslide,” stated Jimmy. “All the women’s rights teams are backing Joanna, and all of the males imagine I’m the best factor considering the fact that Dustin Hoffman’s Graduate. Dad additionally believes that the committee might be left with out selection yet to opposite their choice lengthy prior to the time period ends. ” “And in the event that they don’t? ” requested Fletcher. “What probability is there of Joanna being provided one other activity? ” “That’s the least of her problems,” Jimmy responded, “because the telephone hasn’t stopped ringing because the committee introduced their determination. either Radcliffe, the place she did her undergraduate measure, and Columbia, the place she accomplished her Ph. D. , have provided her jobs, and that was once prior to the opinion ballot at the this day express suggested that eighty-two percentage in their audience concept she could be reinstated. ” “So what does she plan to do subsequent? ” “Appeal, and my wager is that the committee won’t be capable to forget about public opinion. ” “But the place does that depart you? ” “I nonetheless are looking to marry Joanna, yet she won’t pay attention of it until eventually she be aware of the results of her arbitration. She refuses to develop into engaged in case it impacts the committee in her desire. She’s decided to win the case on its benefits, no longer on public sentiment. ” “That’s a awesome girl you’ve bought your self concerned with,” stated Fletcher. “I agree,” acknowledged Jimmy. “And you simply recognize the 1/2 it. ” 14 Lt. Nat Cartwright were stenciled at the door of his little workplace at MACV headquarters even ahead of he’d arrived in Saigon.

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