Alexander Karpenko is not your boy next door. Since his early days, it was clear that he was destined to lead his countrymen. But in an unfortunate series of events, his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state. This makes him and his mother escape from Russia, so as to lead a peaceful life. At the docks, the duo is confronted with container ships bound for America and Great Britain. What follows next is a series of unpredictable events that will keep you glued to your seat until you flip every page of this book. Jeffrey Archer’s bestselling novel covers a number of themes, such as immigrant life, the play of fate, and fortune.