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A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer
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Apr 01, 2011

really liked it
Read in March, 2011

Jeffrey Archer's characters are so very British – ranging from upper class to the working men and women. The main character, East-Enders (blue-collar) Danny Cartwright, his Catholic pregnant girlfriend Beth Wilson and Bernie, Beth's brother and Danny's best friend, gather at a pub to celebrate the upcoming wedding of the happy couple. Enter uppercrust Londers – four drunken men start a fight that ends up the murder of Bernie and arrest of Danny for his murder. Ultimately after much lies by the four men (who are well connected) Danny is found guilty sentenced to twenty-two years in Belmarsh high-security prison where no one has ever escaped. Danny will become the exception with the help of his cellmate, Nick Moncrieff, a well-educated gentleman.
Archer has written a good story (although a bit wordy and long at times) with a few surprises here and there. The bad guys are wickedly mean (bah to them, they get what they deserve) and the good guys we root for!
The Skye in June

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