Author(s): Jeffrey Archer
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia. Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love with him, or is she a spy? Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot. Sebastian Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings. Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated. Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which went to number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.
The sixth and penultimate book in the spellbinding, number one bestselling Clifton Chronicles
Shortlisted for Parliamentary Book Awards: Best Fiction by a Parliamentarian 2016.
Archer continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance, and readers can count on his surprising twists and shocking conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy, Archer provides a killer cliffhanger Publishers Weekly The ability to tell a story is a great - and unusual - gift ... [it] is not something that can be taught or acquired. You have it or you don't ... Jeffrey Archer is, first and foremost, a storyteller -- Erica Wagner The Times on 'Only Time Will Tell' I was utterly hooked. It was an absurdly enjoyable read -- Anthony Horowitz Daily Telegraph on 'Only Time Will Tell' This is a cracker of a read. And quite "unputdownable" ... It is quite captivating ... and just as you sit on the end of your seat expecting all the loose ends to be tied into a neat little bow, Archer drops a bombshell in the last paragraph of the last chapter -- Jerry Hayes Spectator on 'Only Time Will Tell' I was touched and enthralled by this tale ... I won't spoil it for you by revealing any more. Or the trademark twist, which is gasp-making Daily Mail on 'Only Time Will Tell' Archer continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance, and readers can count on his surprising twists and shocking conclusion. Here, just when the end seems too tidy, Archer provides a killer cliffhanger Publishers Weekly
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels and short stories include Kane and Abel, A Prisoner of Birth and Cat O' Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 270 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction (eighteen times), short stories (four times) and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons and two grandsons.