Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and nineteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including Best Kept Secret, The Sins of the Father, Kane and Abel, and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
"No family saga would be complete without a villain, and this book has a good one, a well-drawn and believable character whose motivations are understandable. This thoroughly engaging old-school, multigenerational saga harks back to the work of Malcolm Macdonald, Belva Plain, and Irwin Shaw." --Booklist"Archer knows how to dole out tiny crumbs of suspense right up to the last page, which ends with...a really excellent cliffhanger." --Washington Post"The most gripping of the Clifton Chronicles yet. The tension and the build-up are terrific, and kept this reader on the edge of his seat." --The Observer (UK)