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 Nadira, 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 best-seller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.
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Yet another great instalment in the Clifton Chronicles series. for those following the series this is a must have. for those who have not yet read this series, get started! it is a wonderful read.
"Can't wait for the next book in the Clifton Cronicles"
Alex Jennings narration was superb, I throughly enjoyed the time I spent listening to him.
"Good ending to the series"
Good close out to the series. Really enjoyed this series. Wonder what is next for Jeffrey Archer.
Wonderful, entertaining fast moving story. Typical Archer, still at his best. I hope he continues writing.
"Archer at his best"
After enjoying the last 5 of the Clifton Chronicles I half expected this one to be a disappointment. So i was surprised that i enjoy this one even more than the others. I 've read all of his books so tend to spot the twists coming. However, this didn't spoil the book for me. Praise must also go to the superb reader. Thoroughly recommended.
Harry speech at the Nobel prize award ceremony.
His dialects brought the characters alive
Harry speech at the Nobel prize award ceremony.
If you have a spare 10 hours or your driving and haven't ever listed to an audio book then the Clifton Chronicles would be a great place to start. All in the series are brilliant and this latest book is no exception.
The twists and turns of the characters and plot woven together with ease and life. Definitely a 10 out of 10
"Jeffrey archer's Cometh the Hour"
Written with the authors usual amazing skill and ability to spin a yarn so gripping his novels are impossibly hard to put down. My whole family have chewed their nails to the quick waiting for this last - and may be final? Book in the Barrington/Clifton family saga. It does not disappoint. All the villains seem to meet suitable sticky ends although not without a lot of dramatic twists and turns along the way. The heroes have their own perilous adventures but somehow manage to extradite themselves with honour from every situation. A truly glorious read.
Loving this series. Characterisation continues to be as strong as ever. I just wish Mr Archer could write them as quickly as I can read them. Pleeeease let there be another.
"Can't wait for the next one"
I really enjoyed this instalment, can't wait for the next one. 1970 -1987 ish, this book goes into Sebastian's life in more detail , more on the Babakov story, and Margaret Thatcher is introduced.
"Archer remains one of the best story tellers of all time"
Well written, good story lines, lots of credible links to real people and real events.
The Clifton Chronicles has been an OUTSTANDING series, Alex Jennings narration was superb. Another Archer triumph.
"Gripping from start to finish."
Now for the long wait until November for the final chapters of the Clifton Chronicles. I have no idea -having avidly consumed all the previous instalments in the past few weeks- what on earth I am going to 'read' next! Love the character's, the twisting plots and the quality of the storytelling. But perhaps most crucially as it is an audio book, the narrator Alex Jennings delivered Archer's tale beautifully.
listened to the series and loved them all, great narration. can't wait for the finale.
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