Cometh the Hour opens with the reading
of a suicide note, which has devastating consequences for Harry and
Emma Clifton, Giles Barrington and Lady Virginia.
decide if he should withdraw from politics and try to rescue Karin, the
woman he loves, from behind the Iron Curtain. But is Karin truly in love
with him, or is she a spy?
Lady Virginia is facing bankruptcy,
and can see no way out of her financial problems, until she is
introduced to the hapless Cyrus T. Grant III from Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, who's in England to see his horse run at Royal Ascot.
Clifton is now the Chief Executive of Farthings Bank and a workaholic,
whose personal life is thrown into disarray when he falls for Nadira, a
beautiful Indian girl. But her parents have already chosen the man she
is going to marry. Meanwhile, Sebastian's rivals Adrian Sloane and
Desmond Mellor are still plotting to bring him and his chairman Hakim
Bishara down, so they can take over Farthings.
remains determined to get Anatoly Babakov released from a gulag in
Siberia, following the international success of his acclaimed book, Uncle Joe. But then something unexpected happens that none of them could have anticipated.
Cometh the Hour is the penultimate book in the Clifton Chronicles and, like the five previous novels - all of which hit the New York Times bestseller list - showcases Jeffrey Archer's extraordinary storytelling with his trademark twists.