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Summary

Six days until the killer strikes... 6 days, 13 hours and 37 minutes to go...

At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President - the first woman President of the United States. At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her - the 1572nd such threat of the year. At 8.30 five people know all the details. By 9.30 four of them are dead.

FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where - and how. Six days to prevent certain death of the President.

©1977 Jeffrey Archer (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 05-10-13

Good but not his best

I like JA's style of writing. He gets you hooked straight away and with this book it is the same. Not really one of his best stories though, bit predictable and dull but nevertheless enjoyable.

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A really good thriller

Just as good as when I first read the book nearly 49 years ago. Some of the details have been updated but it's basically the same story. I would thoroughly recommend this book.

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Not JA’s best

It was good write but certainly not his best. I don’t think the reader’s voice suited the book. As a result the narration was not captivating.

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Gripping from beginning to end

Just could not put this down. Such a nicely written and narrated story, full of suspense and twists and turns.

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Not up to J A standard

Did not think this book was up to Jeffrey Archers standard and the narration was terrible, the voice just grated. I as determined to finish it to see if it got better and it didn't. It was a eureka moment when at last it finished.

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Not what I expected

I thought this would pick up where the prodigal daughter left off and in a way it does, but this book isn't about Florentina Kane and her family, it does of course feature her but she plays a bit part.

I bought this book without reading anything about it other than it was part of the Kane and Abel series as I'm sure a lot of others would to.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it and I think it stands up as a stand alone story rather than the end of a trilogy.

It's action packed and there is a lot going on to keep you hooked.

My only criticisms are that the end seems a bit rushed, everything was boxed up and a bow put on it very quickly after quite a lot of build up. zit wasn't long enough for me, it seemed to fly by listening to it in the car going to work.
And finally I have nothing against the narrator, she was very good but I feel that the characters would have come across better with a male narrator being as most of the characters are male.

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sex

unnecessary sex scenes they did not add too the story or the tension.
Descriptions of Washington were interesting along with the workings of American government.

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Very Good!

A few skips but that isn't Jeffrey Archers fault. Interesting and face paced book, having now read many of Jeffrey Archers books, this is classically in his style of writing. The story line keeps you interested to the end!

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Not one of Archers Best

Not one of Archers best books.
Rather slow
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Weak
Suggest if looking for one of his books Kane and Abel, Prisoners Diary or A Prisoner of Birth.

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  • David
  • 22-01-17

This Audible presentation was OK to listen to.<br />

As an audio edition, it was novel to listen to, narration was a bit dry.