A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

By Jeffrey Archer

Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2008
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Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig have been born on various aspects of the track!

Danny, an East finish Cockney, leaves Clement Attlee entire university on the age of 15 to absorb a task at a neighborhood storage. He falls in love with Beth, the boss’s daughter, and asks her to marry him. Spencer Craig is living within the West finish. A graduate of an English public institution and Cambridge college. After leaving college he turns into a felony barrister and is quickly tipped to be the youngest Queen’s counsel of his new release. Danny and Beth go back and forth as much as the West finish to have fun their engagement. They finish the night in a wine bar the place Spencer Craig is additionally celebrating - his thirtieth birthday, in addition to a decide on team of collage pals. Their lives isn't an analogous back. For, an hour later, certainly one of them is arrested for homicide, whereas the opposite finally ends up because the Prosecution’s leader witness in an outdated Bailey trial.

Awards:
Prix Polar overseas (2009)

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So you're the guy. This time the face was leaner and darker. Younger. Shirt and tie below it, no jacket. Reacher stared back, three or four seconds. The face disappeared and the door slammed. This time the silence lasted longer, somewhere around twenty minutes. Then a third face came to stare. Footsteps, the rattle of the handle, the door opening, the stare. This is the guy, huh? This third face was older again, a man somewhere in his fifties, a competent expression, a thatch of gray hair. He wore thick glasses and behind them his eyes were calm.

Reacher crunched the bat for a second and then jerked it away from the second guy's neck and used it to tap the first guy on the top of the head. He had it back in place within a second and a half. The second guy started gagging under the force of the wood on his throat. The first guy was limp on the floor. Not like in the movies. Three blows to the head, nobody keeps on fighting. Instead, they're sick and dizzy and nauseous for a week. Barely able to stand. "We've got a message for Petrosian," Reacher said softly.

He nodded. He knew what she wanted. He kept his back against his own door and shoved his feet underneath the front seat. It put an awkward sideways twist in his body that meant if he wanted to start moving he would be slow enough at it to get his head blown off before he got anywhere. "Hands where I can see them," she said. He straightened his arms and cupped his palms around the headrest on the seat in front of him and rested his chin on his shoulder. He was looking sideways at the SIG-Sauer's muzzle.

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