A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer

By Jeffrey Archer

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

Danny, an East finish Cockney, leaves Clement Attlee entire institution on the age of 15 to take in a role 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 university and Cambridge college. After leaving college he turns into a felony barrister and is quickly tipped to be the youngest Queen’s information of his new release. Danny and Beth commute as much as the West finish to have fun their engagement. They finish the night in a wine bar the place Spencer Craig can be celebrating - his thirtieth birthday, in addition to a pick out staff of college friends. Their lives seriously is not an identical 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 previous Bailey trial.

Awards:
Prix Polar foreign (2009)

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I was flabbergasted. That was certainly news to me, and may not even have been true. The most I had wanted from Clewes was an admission that I had told the truth about something that really didn't matter much. God knows I did not want to see him ruined and sent to jail. And the most I expected for myself was that I would be sorry for the rest of my life, would never feel quite right about myself ever again, because of what I had accidentally done to him. Otherwise, I thought, life could be expected to go on much as before.

You have always been good with every kind of animal, practically from the minute you were born. ' " As came out at Fender's court-martial: He and other members of the Army Veterinary Corps looked like soldiers, but they had not been trained to think like soldiers. It seemed unnecessary, since all they did anymore was inspect meat. The last veterinarian to be involved in any sort of fighting, it turned out, died at the Little Bighorn, at Custer's Last Stand. Also: There was a tendency on the part of the Army to coddle veterinarians, since they were so hard to recruit.

But, sitting there outside the prison, I realized that I had not sat in a real limousine for perhaps forty-five years! As high as I had risen in public service, I had never been entitled to a limousine, had never been within three promotions of having one of my own or even the occasional use of one. Nor had I ever so beguiled a superior who had one that he had said to me, "Young man - I want to talk to you more about this. " Leland Clewes, on the other hand, though not entitled to one of his own, was forever riding around in limousines with adoring old men.

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