- Author Jeffrey Archer
The continuing saga of the Clifton and Barrington families this time took on a more vicious vibe, as it was revenge and retribution all the way. Having discovered the outcome of the last cliffhanger, it was clear we were just going to wend our way towards another, and naturally the events in between each were of the page-turner variety.
It wasn’t quite as good, for me, as previous editions, if only because there was so much shareholder talk, buying and selling, machinations of the stock market that aren’t that interesting in an adventure book such as this.
I also lost patience with Lady Virginia, because at some point you just have to get over yourself and move on, don’t you? Nevertheless, there were some truly sad moments in the story, as well as some shocking ones, and I’m just glad I have the next book ready to go, rather than having to wait a year until it was published!