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False Impression [Kindle Edition]

Jeffrey Archer
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Jeffrey Archer, one of the greatest popular novelists of our generation, delivers a truly page-turning thriller in False Impression.



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 who was 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?


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" Archer is back in top form with [this] latest thriller." -- "Library Journal" (starred review) " Thoroughly imagined...entertaining...thrilling." -- "Denver"" Post" " Murder and a high-stakes art-world theft are cleverly blended [in this] exciting...global thrill-ride." -- "Vancouver"" Sun" " Sail along from one high crime to the next....Archer is a great plotter....[and] in the middle of the action, [he] drops research gems." -- Liz Smith, "New York"" Post"

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Probably the best storyteller of our age.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 468 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330418823
  • Publisher: Pan; New Edit/Cover edition (4 Sept. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003GK20ZY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,487 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jeffrey Archer's writing career has spanned over 30 years. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, was an immediate bestseller in 1975. He went on to publish a string of international market-leading bestsellers including Kane & Abel, A Matter of Honour, First Among Equals and most recently A Prisoner of Birth and Paths of Glory, both of which were number one bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada and India. His volumes of short stories, such at Quiver Full of Arrows, Twelve Red Herrings and Cat O'Nine Tales have made him arguably the bestselling short story writer in the English language. Now published in 97 countries and more than 33 languages, Jeffrey Archer remains firmly established as one of the biggest authors of his generation with continuing global international sales surpassing 135 million copies. He is married with two children and lives in London and Granchester.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another page turner 28 Mar. 2006
Format:Hardcover
Jeffrey Archer's return to thrilling fiction in FALSE IMPRESSION -- set in post-9/11 features a strong woman protagonist, who is both an art lover & Van Gogh expert, working in the acquisitions department of a finance corporation. She has learnt that her employer has a hidden agenda, that would make money-hawkers look like saints.
On the morning of that fateful day Anna is unceremoniously fired over an alleged failure in securing a Van Gogh deal, the work having been stolen & the owner murdered. Moments later American Airlines Flight 11 slams into the North Tower of the World Trade Center & in the aftermath everyone thinks Anna has perished.
Anna, however, is very much alive, & fired by thoughts of revenge & restoring the Van Gogh to its rightful owners, she sets out around the world to find the stolen treasure, with an FBI agent & an assassin dogging her footsteps, yet it is only after returning to New York that she finally unravels the mystery.
From the moment you pick this up, you will not want to put it down. Like all the best books, you just keep turning the pages until you have read the last one.
Enjoy!
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176 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressions that last 5 April 2006
By Ramu S
Format:Hardcover
Jeffry Archer appears to have an uncanny insight into the minds of readers. He knows what they want and has enough material to sustain their interest. And his books sell in.
He established a rapport with his very first book, Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less, which hit the stands some quarter of a century back. He then grew in reputation with Kane And Abel and acquired eminence with First Among Equals, a treatise on the British political system. The journalist fraternity in India had then reasons to appreciate The Fourth Estate, a book relevant to the prevailing atmosphere in the country then.
A former all England sprinter who turned politician, graduated to the British Cabinet and then was elevated to a Life Peer, Archer has even lived the role of one of his main characters in First Among Equals before spending time in jail for perjury. He has certainly experienced life at various levels. But it is as an author of over a dozen novels and collection of spicy, enthralling short stories that he will always be remembered. And this reputation is what he has set out to sustain and enhance in his latest offering False Impression.
False Impression has all the ingredients which make for an Archer special. It is, however, a book with a difference. It is an old-fashioned story with modern trappings. An ancestral home in England with a wealth in property but impoverished for cash, is where the story makes a beginning and fittingly it ends there too. In between, it takes the reader criss-crossing the Atlantic, with the main character Anna Petrescu even experiencing the most modern of terror attacks while trapped in the WTO towers on 9/11.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression - jeffrey archer 24 May 2008
Format:Paperback
Good fast paced story that really gets you gripped early. Has the added drama of being set at the time of the 9/11 disaster. Main characters interesting and well described.
Well worth the read
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars False Impression 3 Jun. 2006
By Ajoobacats VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have never read Archer before, but was astounded by his ability to story tell. He probably is one of the best authors I have read. The tale was accurate, enlightning and intriguing-I couldn't put it down. If you have an interest in art, this is a must read.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book leaves a lasting impression..... 13 Mar. 2006
By Dan
Format:Hardcover
I could not wait to read Jeffrey Archer's new book when I heard he was releaseing his first novel in some time. I've read all of his writings and have always been entertained by his ability to capture a scene and generate a story that excites and thrills. So please do not be put off by the minority who have shunned this book and go with the majority. False Impression is a well paced, well written, well researched and highly entertaining read that does well to keep the reader turning the pages and unable to put down. Jeffey Archer is back to what he is respected for, and that is writing darn good books. I'm looking foreard to his next publication which sees him return to short stories. Until then, enjoy this book.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fans of hot action will love this one 3 April 2006
Format:Hardcover
Another hot formula thriller from Archer. There's plenty of action, lots of characters, a dead body, and a missing painting worth more than $100-million. Could it get any wilder than this? Yes. We also have 9/11.
Anna Petrescu, our heroine, is in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when the plane hits. She is on the trail of the killer of an old woman on Sept. 10, and investigating the theft of a Van Gogh. When she's presumed dead in the WTC, it's the perfect opportunity to hide herself. The trail takes her from Toronto to Bucharest. By the time she heads back to New York, it's clear that Van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear is worth more than mere money.
Archer is always at his best with lots of derring-do, and False Impression delivers. Fans of hot action will love this one.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly Awful! 6 July 2006
By J. Cook
Format:Hardcover
I have to run against the general consensus here and say how utterly abysmal this book is. In its favour it's very easy to read and I thought I could probably finish it but everytime I came to picking it up my heart sank and I wanted to fling it across the room! The characters are completely unbelievable and the dialogue clunky-do people really talk like that? My advice is don't waste your hard earned cash!
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