Title: Cometh the Hour
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Ranking: 7.0 out of 10.0
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0142UM8HG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Summary: This is the sixth volume Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles.
Harry makes a determined effort to free Russian writer Anatoly Babakova from the Soviet gulag. Sir Giles rescues his East German lover, an ex-Stasi agent. Lady Virginia Fenwick, an utterly corrupt schemer once married to Sir Giles, gets her hooks into a Louisiana cannery heir. Sebastian—"gone were the rough edges of greed"—copes with a stiff upper lip when his bank’s owner, Hakim Bishara, is framed, arrested, and tried, a scheme engineered by a group of forgettable villains. After a tragic love affair with a beautiful young Indian woman, Sebastian reconnects with long-lost American love Samantha thanks to their precocious preteen daughter.
Cometh the Hour opens with the reading of Major Fisher's suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia.
Giles must decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin an ex-Stasi spy, the woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain.
Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy, and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she meets Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.
Sebastian Clifton, now Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic, has personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Priya, a beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings.
Harry Clifton remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.
Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles.
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