Leningrad, Russia, 1968.
From an early age it is clear that Alexander Karpenko is destined to lead his countrymen. But when his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, Alexander and his mother will have to escape Russia if they hope to survive. At the docks, they have an irreversible choice: board a container ship bound for America or one bound for Great Britain. Alexander leaves the choice to a toss of a coin . . .
In a single moment, a double twist decides Alexander's future. During an epic tale, spanning two continents and thirty years, we follow Alexander through triumph and defeat as he sets out on parallel lives, as Alex in New York and Sasha in London. As this unique story unfolds, both come to realize that to find their destiny they must face the past they left behind as Alexander in Russia.
With a final twist that will shock even his most ardent fans, this is international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer's most ambitious and creative work since Kane and Abel.
Praise for Heads You Win
'The master storyteller returns with a nail-biter every bit as good as Kane and Abel - utterly enthralling' Joanna Lumley
'Archer certainly knows how to spin a yarn. You will tear through his latest book in no time. It is a fabulous read' Sun
Jeffrey Archer, geb. 1940 in London, wurde bereits mit 29 Jahren Abgeordneter im britischen Unterhaus. Hoch verschuldet musste er zurücktreten und schrieb den ersten seiner vielen internationalen Bestseller. 1992 wurde er in den Adelsstand erhoben, gehörte lange dem Oberhaus an und verbüßte eine zweijährige Haftstrafe wegen Meineids. Heute lebt er in London und Cambridge. Er ist verheiratet und hat zwei Söhne.