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4.0 out of 5 stars
a must for insomniacs, 16 July 2003
i have read all jeffrey archers including his latest sons of fortune. basically archer writes two kinds of novels -- one the bildungsroman like kane and abel, first among equals and as the crow flies, or else he writes edge of the seat thrillers like eleventh commandment. of course, being a bestselling novelist there arent sharp demarcations. this novel is of the second kind. it is one of the best thrillers that i've ever read. the protagonist is depicted in a manner that would do a nobel winning author proud. however, the depiction of the other characters leaves something to be desired. this along with the plot being slightly confusing at times led me to take away a star. if u like thrillers or if like me u cant sleep this is a must read. u wouldnt regret, and also u wouldnt know it is, morning by the time u have completed reading it.