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Publisher's Summary

In Hartford, Connecticut, in the late 1940's a set of twins is parted at birth - not by accident. Nat Cartwright goes home with his parents, a school teacher and an insurance salesman, while his twin brother begins his days as Fletcher Davenport, son of a multi-millionaire and his society wife. During the 1950s and 1960s, the two brothers grow up apart, following similar paths that take them in different directions. Nat leaves college to serve in Vietnam, then finishes school, earns his MBS, and becomes a successful currency dealer. Fletcher, meanwhile, graduates from Yale with a bachelor's and a law degree, going on to distinguish himself as a criminal defense lawyer before becoming a senator.
At various times in their lives, both men are confronted with challenges and obstacles, tragedy and betrayal, loss and hardship, before they both decide to run for governor, unaware they are brothers...
©2003 Jeffrey Archer (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrink Publishers, LLC.
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Critic Reviews

"A master at mixing power, politics, and profit into fiction." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Cunning plots, silken style... Archer plays a cat-and-mouse game with the reader." (The New York Times)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Margaret Campbell on 06-08-03

A Total Disappointment

This is definitely no "Kane and Abel". In fact I will go as far as to say that this has been my biggest disappointment in two years at After almost 14 hours of listening I still couldn't keep even the two main characters straight in my mind.....mostly because I couldn't have cared less about them. Fell asleep during the last twenty minutes (and innumerable other times) and almost didn't bother going back to see how it ended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Don Mickunas on 04-19-08

Old fashioned clean entertainment

It has been more years than I can count since I have had the privilege of listening to such a great story. It was not the normal murder mystery or suspense novel nor was it a thriller or a boring drama.

The character development was superb and the presentation of the two brothers as men of honor and integrity was a pleasant surprise.

I was also pleasantly surprised by the presentation of the audio program and the choice of music. Both hinted at the old radio dramas without actually imitating them.

I would recommend this book to anyone of any age. There is no content here that I would not be proud to present to my own children.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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