Jeffrey Archer returns with Heads You Win
LORD Jeffrey Archer might be on the cusp of 79, but his skills as a master storyteller have not waned as he serves his his latest thrilling offering, Heads You Win.
One man, two lives, a family divided.
It's 1968 in Leningrad, Russia.
Young Alexander Karpenko's fate is about to be determined by the toss of a coin.
He's no ordinary child. From an early age it is clear he is destined to lead his countrymen.
But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive.
At the docks they are confronted with an irreversible choice - should they board a container ship bound for America or Great Britain? In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future.
During an epic tale of fate and great fortune spanning two continents and thirty years, Alexander's triumphs and defeats are laid bare as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world.
As this story unfolds Alexander comes to realise where his destiny lies and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
The final chapter has a twist will shock even Jeffrey Archer's most ardent of fans. But, don't go there first; you must read the exhilarating tale before the twist is revealed.
Published by Pan Macmillan Australia, Heads You Win is in bookshops now. RRP$39.99.