My oh my! I think I’ve officially found my favourite book. This book had me gripped from the beginning. I spent a couple of sleepless nights trying to finish it. Archer has an excellent way of storytelling which is sophisticated. I urge you to go and grab a copy. You won’t be disappointed!
East End mechanic Danny Cartwright proposes to his girlfriend Beth and they go to a pub in Chelsea to celebrate with Beth’s brother Bernie. The night takes a sinister turn when a group of braying upper class young men start insulting the three revellers. Events culminate in Bernie being stabbed to death in the pub alleyway and Danny being wrongly charged with his murder.
At the ensuing trial, the four witnesses for the prosecution are a barrister, an aristocrat, a partner in an established firm and a popular actor. Danny doesn’t stand a chance and is sentenced to 22 years in prison. Incarcerated in the highest security prison in the Country, he sets out on a quest for justice and revenge.