A Prisoner of Birth
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson on any other day, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the prosecution witnesses happen to be a group of four upper-crust college friends—a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the... show more
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson on any other day, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the prosecution witnesses happen to be a group of four upper-crust college friends—a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm’s history—who is going to believe Danny’s side of the story?Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped. But Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny’s determination to seek revenge—and the extent to which his fiancée Beth will go in pursuit of justice.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 2nd 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
This is Jeffrey Archer's take on The Count of Monte Cristo. The strength of this book lies in the court scenes between the MC lawyers, a father/son duo who believe their client's innocence, and the prosecutor. They are the strongest scenes in the book. It was OK. Archer is always an easy read...
“- My lord, if a man cannot express his honestly held views in the Central Criminal Court, perhaps you can advise me where else he is free to state that which he believes to be the truth?”Truly beatiful language, empowering scenery and ending. I especially loved that the plot was very neat, overly s...
I would have given this five stars but for the cheesy "East End" dialogue.I have always enjoyed the Count of Monte Cristo on which this is based.
Amazing book.....fast paced thriller......paisa vasool !!!!!
As I have read more of Jeffrey Archer's novels, the more I realize that his work is more of a retelling of a classic story than anything original. Which is a pity -- if he would just focus on coming up with something that was new, he might do a lot better than just be a mediocre hack. This time, he ...