Sons of Fortune

Jeffrey Archer

04 August 2022
544 pages


Suspenseful and thrilling, Sunday Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer’s Sons of Fortune is a powerful tale of twins separated by fate and reunited by destiny.

In the late 1940s in Hartford, Connecticut, a set of twins is parted at birth.

Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. His twin brother is adopted and becomes Fletcher Davenport, the only son of an American multi-millionaire and his society wife.

Unaware the other exists, the brothers grow up and follow different paths, confronted by challenges and obstacles, tragedy and heartache. Nat goes to Vietnam and returns a hero, whilst Fletcher distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before embarking on a political career.

But when Nat enters politics and both decide to run for governor, the brothers become unwitting rivals, setting off a train of events that will either forge their bond or break it forever . . .

Absorbing and powerful, Archer’s tale is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as the story of the making of these two men - and how they eventually discover the truth-and its tragic consequences.

‘If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win’ - Daily Telegraph

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age
If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win
The plain storytelling is unimprovable. Few literary writers could do his job better