Heads You Win (Paperback)Jeffrey Archer (author)
Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and from an early age, it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother will have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they are confronted with an irreversible choice: should they board a container ship bound for America, or Great Britain? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin...
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 197 x 132 x 39 mm
'It's a classic Archer page-turner with a memorable final twist that made me shout out loud' - The Daily Mail
'Leave it to Jeffrey Archer to spin a continent-straddling, decade-spanning, fate driven yarn that weaves its way from St Petersburg to London and New York, saving its final twist for the very last page.' - The Mail on Sunday
'Archer certainly knows how to spin a yarn. You will tear through his latest book in no time. It is a fabulous read.' - The Sun
'If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win' - The Daily Telegraph
'The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel - utterly enthralling' - Joanna Lumley
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I must confess that I have been a fan of Mr Archer's books for quite a while and enjoyed being pulled into them unable to put them down. "Heads You Win" frankly left me wondering why he would try the... More
I have read all Jeffrey Archer's books, absolutely loved the Clifton Chronicles.
I did enjoy this book and the characters, I just felt lost at times and that I had read this kind of plot before.
That said if... More
From its beginning in Leningrad in 1968 this is, at its heart, traditional, solid storytelling at its most entertaining, following three decades in the life of a Russian immigrant whose future is determined at a... More
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