JEFFREY ARCHERreleases his
MOST AMBITIOUS AND CREATIVE WORK
since Kane & Abel
HEADS YOU WIN
A captivating standalone novel after almost a decade by the master storyteller
ONE MAN. TWO LIVES. A FAMILY DIVIDED.
Are You Ready For the Twist?
The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel – utterly enthralling.’ Joanna Lumley
Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
Alexander Karpenko is no ordinary child, and 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 will 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? Alexander leaves that choice to the toss of a coin . . .
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander’s future. During an epic tale of fate and fortune, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow his triumphs and defeats as he struggles as an immigrant to conquer his new world. As this unique story unfolds, Alexander comes to realize where his destiny lies, and accepts that he must face the past he left behind in Russia.
With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer’s most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.
‘Probably the greatest storyteller of our age.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY
‘Brilliantly conceived . . . the writing and characterizations are superb . . . A splendid novel, featuring one of Archer’s most elegantly told stories’ BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW
‘If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
JEFFREY ARCHER, whose novels and short stories include the Clifton Chronicles,Kane and Abel and Cat O’ Nine Tales, has topped the bestseller lists around the world, with sales of over 275 million copies. He is the only author ever to have been a number one bestseller in fiction, short stories and non-fiction (The Prison Diaries). A member of the House of Lords for over a quarter of a century, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two grandsons and a granddaughter.