Sons of Fortune

It is Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940’s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, son of a wealthy CEO and his society wife.

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It is Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940’s, and a set of twins is separated at birth by a desperate nurse.

Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a schoolteacher and an insurance salesman. But his twin brother is to begin his days as Fletcher Andrew Davenport, son of a wealthy CEO and his society wife. During the years that follow, the two brothers grow up unaware of each other’s existence. Nat leaves college at the University of Connecticut to serve in Vietnam.

Returning a war hero, he finishes school and goes on to become a successful bank executive. Fletcher, meanwhile, has graduated from Yale University and distinguishes himself as a criminal defence lawyer before he is elected a senator. As their lives unfold, both men are confronted with tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, all the time overcoming life’s obstacles to become the men they are destined to be.

In the tradition of Jeffrey Archer’s most popular books, Sons of Fortune is as much a chronicle of a nation in transition as it is the story of the making of these two men – and how, eventually, they come to find each other…

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Archer has mesmerized thousands of readers over the years with his riveting novels and unforgettable characters. Now he returns with another remarkable novel that proves he is still one of the most gifted writers of all time…

First published in hardback in the UK in 2003 – Macmillan.

Reviews

“Archer provides a fine read with a keen sense of the good and the bad in people and the importance of kinship… [he] masterfully creates a great villain in Elliot, who jumps off the pages in all of his vengeful and shady glamour”

Los Angeles Times

“What a read. Really hard to put down as the story twisted and turned with almost every page. Don’t know how it could be followed but I am sure the author will manage.”

“What a cracking read. Sons Of Fortune is the first Jeffrey Archer novel I have read. I was not disappointed and found it to be an excellent thriller.”