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When an aristocratic old lady is brutally murdered in her country home the night before 9/11, it takes all the resources of the FBI and Interpol to work out the connection between her and the possible motive for her death - a priceless Van Gogh painting.

It's a young woman in the North Tower when the first plane crashed into the building who has the courage and determination to take on both sides of the law and avenge the old lady's death. Anna Petrescu is missing, presumed dead, after 9/11 and she uses her new status to escape from America, only to be pursued across the world from Toronto to London, to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bucharest, but it is only when she returns to New York that the mystery unfolds. Why are so many people willing to risk their own lives and others' to own the Van Gogh Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear?

©2005 Jeffrey Archer (P)2014 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Boring

It was not up to Jeffrey Archer usual high standard. I had to put it on faster speed to get through it. Boring predicablty

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Not his best

I have been a fan of Jeffrey Archer for many years but this was not his best. The context of the story was good with the backdrop of 9/11 but the story was a little contrived and unbelievable.
The narration was awful, It was like listening to an episode of Scooby Do, including the villans voices.

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Great novel that entertained and informed

False impressions days Insight to the art world and the murky side of finance

A great read

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  • Shane
  • 14-05-2015

I am impressed withFalse Impression.

A very enjoyable book , brilliant writing with a very good story. The narrator very good. Well worth reading or in this case listening to.

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  • Leycesteria, Surrey
  • 08-01-2015

What a joy!

Masterful descriptions bringing each of the countries alive. Lorelei King's voice is pure pleasure to listen to. As an extremely picky accent/dialect self-styled judge I thought that this was one of 'the best ever' mixtures of American and English with perhaps two inaccurate Americanised Englsh pronunciations in the whole book - together with the inevitable

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  • Patj
  • 03-09-2016

Had to keep listening at expense of housework etc!

Did not like the American voice which was too much of the same pitch. The story had an incredibly complicated plot and was clever as usual with this author.

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  • howard
  • 14-02-2015

Did archer really write this rubbish?

Ih ad to listen to the end to be convinced that the author - i should say the brilliant author - of The Clifton Chronicles - could bring himself to be associated with this this nonsense. He should fire his unworthy ghost writer, as I am quite sure that he could not have penned it himself. It is not worthy of him

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  • D J BALDWIN
  • 09-09-2021

Another Great Read From JA

Great story, well read. Just don't forget your English roots. "September 25th"? Ain't English

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  • Linda0414
  • 10-04-2021

False impression

Had read this book when originally released and enjoyed it. Enjoyed it greatly as an audio book. The e narrator was well suited for the book

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  • ADB
  • 02-02-2021

Captivating

A great story that twists and turns and has you listening to find out the next stage. No spoilers but my goodness what a great book

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  • femi awos
  • 21-12-2020

Very Good read

Wow what a story 👍🏾loved it, recommend it, especially if you know nothing about the world of art.

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  • Keith Bell
  • 16-02-2020

Archer’s usual gripping story line.

Well defined characters and enthralling story plot. most; excellent developer train of events, holding your interest all the way through

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-09-2019

gripping

I loved this book, I really enjoyed the Clifton chronicles and the style of writing. this is no different equally compelling and I found myself grabbing every chance to get the audible on to continue the story.

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  • C. Davis
  • 24-08-2019

Not quite as good as his other books

I loved the Clifton Diaries and couldn't put Prisoner of Birth down! In comparison this one is a slow starter but gets gripping before half way. a good listen but not his best work in my opinion.

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