A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:

International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in a story of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge.

If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe your side of the story?

Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.

However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge, and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives,

Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's most powerful novel since Kane and Abel, with a cast of characters that will remain with you long after you've turned the last page.

And if that is not enough, prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer's fans.

ISBN: 9780312379292
Characteristics: 501 pages ;,24 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Dec 31, 2018

I have long been a fan of Jeffrey Archers stories and I was not disappointed this time. What seems like just a celebration of engagement leads to murder & prison. The likelihood of three inmates sharing a strong bond of friendship, leads again to murder, mistaken identify, setting the tables right with an Uncle who is a thief and crook to prison again. With all these twists of fate, it keeps the story moving.

NL_Val Apr 04, 2018

Jeffrey Archer is the master of revenge stories. This is a great read and hard to put down.

Dec 08, 2016

Enjoyable read full of unexpected twists.

Linda M Erskine
Oct 05, 2014

excellent story just like all of Archer's characters. Spellbinding!!!

Apr 27, 2014

Gripping and entertaining plot.

Jun 02, 2012

This is the only Archer book I have read, but probably not the last. I love revenge themed books such as, the one this was based off of The Count of Monte Cristo. This disappointed me towards the end, but overall I would recommend it.

Dec 29, 2010

Yet another enjoyable book from Mr. Archer. A very unlikely scenario proves to be very plausible given this author's talents.

May 06, 2010

Totally enjoyed this book by Archer . Great plot making it a real page turner.

Apr 12, 2010

I love his books

Davey7 Nov 09, 2009

Archers best book that I have read I am a big fan of his and this is by far my favorite. Written right after Archer got out of jail himself gives the book a very nice authentic jail experience unlike a lot of jail fiction. If you liked kane and abel or sons of fortune I reccomend this one.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
May 12, 2010

Gulp thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors


Subject Headings


Find it at Library

To Top