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 (sixteen times), short stories (four times) and
non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). The author is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.
On arrival in America, Harry Clifton is arrested for first degree murder, for killing Bill Bradshaw. He is tried, found guilty, and sentenced to death by the electric chair. Meanwhile Emma goes to London to give birth to Sebastian, Harry's child. On visiting Maisie to introduce her to her grandson, she becomes convinced that Harry is still alive. With the help of Sir Walter, she goes to America in search of Harry, where she must then fight to save his life.