Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer's Be Careful What You Wish For
opens with Harry Clifton and his wife Emma rushing to hospital to learn
the fate of their son Sebastian, who has been involved in a fatal car
accident. But who died, Sebastian or his best friend Bruno?
When Ross Buchanan is forced to
resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton
wants to replace him. But Don Pedro Martinez intends to install his
puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, in order to destroy the
Barrington family firm just as the company plans to build its new luxury
liner, the MV Buckingham.
Back in London, Harry and Emma’s
adopted daughter wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art where
she falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to
marry him. Both families are delighted until Priscilla Bingham,
Jessica’s future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady
Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the
Then, without warning, Cedric
Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshireman who no one has come across before,
takes his place on the board of Barringtons. This causes an upheaval
that none of them could have anticipated, and will change the lives of
every member of the Clifton and Barrington families. Hardcastle’s first
decision is who to support to become the next chairman of the board:
Emma Clifton or Major Alex Fisher? And with that decision, the story
takes yet another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Be Careful What You Wish For
showcases the master storyteller’s talent as never before – when the
Clifton and Barrington families march forward into the sixties, in this
epic tale of love, revenge, ambition and betrayal.