Londra, 1945. Il voto alla Camera dei Lord su chi debba ereditare la fortuna della famiglia Barrington è finito in parità, e la decisione finale del Lord Cancelliere getterà una lunga ombra sulle vite di Harry Clifton e Giles Barrington. Harry torna in America per promuovere il suo ultimo romanzo, mentre la sua amata Emma va alla ricerca della bambina che era stata trovata nell'ufficio di suo padre la notte in cui era stato ucciso; Giles deve difendere il suo seggio alla Camera dei Comuni, e apprende inorridito chi sarà il candidato scelto dai Conservatori. Ma sarà Sebastian Clifton, il figlio di Harry ed Emma, a influenzare il destino dello zio. Nel 1957, Sebastian vince una borsa di studio a Cambridge, e una nuova generazione di Clifton sale alla ribalta. Ma dopo essere stato espulso da scuola, viene coinvolto in una frode internazionale su una statua di Rodin che vale molto più della cifra raggiunta in asta. Diventerà milionario? Andrà a Cambridge? La sua vita è in pericolo? "Un segreto ben custodito", terzo volume della Saga dei Clifton, risponderà a queste domande ma, ancora una volta, ne porrà molte altre.
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Series : Clifton Chronicles #3 Genre : Historical fiction, Mystery Publication Date : March 2013 - This is the third book in the Clifton Chronicles series. The story line, like the other books books of this series, is engaging and fascinating at the same time. - This one is filled with political back and f Leggi tutto
Best Kept Secret was another disappointment. The struggles and achievements of the characters are not developed and far too predictable. Harry needed to be on the New York Times Bestseller List. A few pages later the goal is accomplished. Emma wants to locate her late father’s child. Walla, it’s don Leggi tutto
Its a little slower compared to its prequel. However Archer, if anything, understands the business of selling books better than anyone else. This third book is more of an extension of the previous installment, and if anything it may be called the second part of "Sins of the Father", and not exactly
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3.5 stars Weer een snel en vlot verhaal al vond ik het politieke deel minder interessant. Another quick and fluent story, although I found the political part less interesting.
Part three of the seven volume Clifton Chronicles series.Starts off with the question of who will inherit the Barrington family fortune ? Will it be Harry Clifton or his friend and brother in law Giles Barrington ? Harry has to contend with several villains this time.There are the evil machinations of Leggi tutto
When The Sins of the Father ended Hugo Barrington had been killed and the House of Lords had tied on who should inherit his title, and all that therein is. Giles Barrington? Or Harry Clifton? One was unquestionably the legitimate son. The other possibly the first born son. The third book in the Clift Leggi tutto
Jeffrey Archer certainly likes his cliffhangers, and this book is definitely no different! That ending! This book was good, but probably the weakest, plot wise, in the series so far. It began well enough, but took a different turn on things than I had expected. I think events passed by way too quickl Leggi tutto
You can shoot me down if you like but I can't help liking Jeffrey Archer. In spite of being a bit of a cad he sure writes a good yarn, and this is no exception. Luckily I was given an advance copy to read and as usual I breezed through it quickly. This is the third episode in the Clifton Chronicles, Leggi tutto
Since this is third in a series, anything I say about the characters would be a spoiler. All of these books end in a cliffhanger, and this one is no different. If I so much as indicate who is married or divorced or living or dead, it could ruin things for those yet to read this series. So again, I'l Leggi tutto
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