sonsFirst published in hardback in the UK in 2003 – Macmillan

Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer returns with a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny. It is Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940’s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, son of a wealthy CEO and his society wife. During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other’s existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam. Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before he is elected a senator. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life’s obstacles to become the men they are destined to be. In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer’s most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men – and how, eventually, they come to find each other…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time…

In hushed maternity ward, an infant dies, while twin brothers thrive. By morning, one mother is told that her only child is doing fine. Another is told that she has tragically lost one of her sons…

Twins separated at birth, Nathaniel Cartwright and Fletcher Davenport have been raised in different worlds, and have both thrived among the best and brightest of their generation. In an era of violent change, free love, and blind ambition, Nat goes off to war, while Fletcher enters political combat. With each choice they make — in love and career, through tragedy and triumph — their lives mirror one another… until a high-profile murder case brings them together. Until a high-stakes political battle turns them into rivals. Until a decades-old secret is exposed… and two powerful men must confront their bonds of fate and fortune.

“Archer provides a fine read with a keen sense of the good and the bad in people and the importance of kinship… [he] masterfully creates a great villain in Elliot, who jumps off the pages in all of his vengeful and shady glamour”
– Los Angeles Times

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