Of all the Jeffrey Archer books I have read, I have liked this one the least. The reason is simply because this was not a typical Jeffrey Archer book. Jeffrey Archer in his own words loves to write simple novels, simple fiction for everybody to read and understand. It doesn't necessarily appeal to people of any particular age group, like or dislike. His books are there for everybody to read and enjoy. He has himself said that he doesn't like to write anything violent, sexual or even extravagant. Not meaning to say that this book was anything like that but it was simply uncharacteristic of Jeffrey Archer. What surprises me is that this was his first book so normally if you read this book first you would think that this is his base and he writes like this only. Thankfully I have read several of his books before this one and I've got to say that they were much much better than this. His works like [b:Kane and Abel|78983|Kane and Abel (Kane and Abel, #1)|Jeffrey Archer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312011887s/78983.jpg|1084150], [b:The Prodigal Daughter|78987|The Prodigal Daughter (Kane & Abel, #2)|Jeffrey Archer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316636554s/78987.jpg|1839081] and [b:As the Crow Flies|7201|As the Crow Flies|Jeffrey Archer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316129399s/7201.jpg|2630354] according to me are among the best literary fiction books of all time. Kane and Abel certainly will be for me one of the top 10 fiction books of all time. So judging by that standards I was rather disappointed with this book but still this book had its moments of excitement.