Twelve Red Herrings
Jeffrey Archer, the internationally bestselling author of Honor Among Thieves, As The Crow Flies, and Kane & Abel, now serves up this inventive new collection of a dozen short stories -- with a twist. Cleverly styled, with richly drawn characters and ingeniously plotted story lines, each of the twelve pieces ends with a delightfully unexpected turn of events.
An imprisoned man is certain that his supposed murder victim is very much alive....A female driver is pursued relentlessly by a menacing figure in another vehicle....A young artist gets the biggest break of her career....A restless beauty manages the perfect birthday celebration....An escaped Iraqi on Saddam Hussein's death list pays an involuntary visit to his homeland. In each tale, human beings are given an opportunity to seize, a crucial problem to solve, or a danger to avoid. How will they react? How would you? Capping off the collection are two additional rewards. In the final story, Archer offers a choice of four endings. And buried in each story is another diversion -- a red herring which Archer challenges his readers to uncover.
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Clever and intriguing short story collection - spotting the 'red herrings' in the stories is very fun! A couple of the stories I didn't really get, but the rest were really good - especially the final story which gives a choice of endings. Highly recommended!
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There's probably not a red herring among these stories from master spy writer Archer. Read full review
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Do Not Pass Go
Youll Never Live to Regret It
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Not for Sale
An Eye for an Eye
One Mans Meat