To Cut a Long Story Short

From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of 14 riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark.

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Synopsis

From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of 14 riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark.

Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with a rich assortment of truly memorable characters: the intoxicating woman who appears to her lover only once every six years; the British diplomat who employs his rather creative — if not entirely ethical — financial talents for a greater good; the millionaire who declares himself bankrupt to test the love and loyalties of those closest to him.

This is Jeffrey Archer at the top of his form, as he offers us unique fables of our time and civilization, each one shining a harsh yet hypnotic light on that fascinating, complex being called “human.”

First published 2000 — HarperCollins.

Reviews

“Man, can Archer spin a tale.”

Los Angeles Times

” Brilliant stories, sorry when each one finished but then turn the page and there is another one just as good. He is a great story teller”

“I found the the pleasure in reading these that I did in reading his novels. They are well written, with unseen plot twists that grab you when least expected. If you’ve never read anything by Jeffrey Archer, give these a try”

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