Mightier Than the Sword

Mightier Than the Sword

eBook - 2015
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Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives?


When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe , a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger.


His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham . Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall.


Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time?


In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival.


Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781250034502
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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paul12_2
Mar 11, 2017

intriguing cant wait to read the next book

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bert_zylstra
Feb 13, 2016

The books in this series are very engaging. But after 5 cliff hanger endings, this really needs some closure.

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DorisWaggoner
Feb 09, 2016

Again the business aspects are boring (to me) compared to the political and personal. Except that the business scenes are all part of the Barrington-Clifton family's enemies' various attempts to destroy them. I give this one a marginally higher rating than the previous book, "Be Careful What you Wish For," because several characters learn from experience here. What a major reviewer calls Sebastion's "180 degree turn" is based on several years' worth of agonized thinking about a mistake he made, and efforts to come to terms with it. I won't give spoilers, but other members of the family also learn from, or show potential to learn from, experience. Again, Archer leaves us with multiple cliff hangers, including a major one at book's end. To be continued in the next one in the series, still not out. (At least not yet available at my library, the only place I'm willing to "spend my money" on this author.)

akasq Nov 18, 2015

After 5 of the clifton' chronicles
I'm part of the family and enjoying it. this novel has it all!
I"m hoping it"s not over yet.

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Yongo
Sep 23, 2015

This series is getting a bit stale.

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Adele_Jaunty
Aug 02, 2015

There is no question that Mr. Archer can spin a good tale and he does in this book too, but then leaves everything in the air so that you must buy the next book to see what happens. I am extremely annoyed that a publisher would allow this. It's fine to leave some unresolved plots, but at least the major points of the tale should reach a satisfactory conclusion and in this book you are left dangling - high and dry.

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jubin85
Jun 11, 2015

Another master piece by the master himself. Waiting for the next book.

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DenisDesautels
Jun 01, 2015

Another great read; can't wait for volume six!

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Granof5
May 03, 2015

Couldn't put it down, excellent book. Can hardly wait for the next book.

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jazpur
Apr 29, 2015

What can anyone say about a master story teller like Jeffrey Archer? He said this was the last of the Clifton Chronicles but he's left another cliff hanger. Besides, this one is only 1970's. There just has to be more in the pipeline.

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