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The Fourth Estate

Jeffrey Archer

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Age (years) : 14 - 99

The story revolves around two ambitious men, Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend, who come from different backgrounds but share a relentless drive for success. Richard, a survivor of World War II, uses cunning and ruthlessness to acquire a newspaper in Berlin and eliminate his competitors. Meanwhile, Keith, an Oxford-educated heir to a newspaper empire, catapults his family's business to great heights in Australia. As Richard and Keith rise to power in their respective domains, their paths eventually cross on the global stage. Both men crave even greater influence and control, but their ambitions come at a cost. They find themselves facing financial ruin and overwhelming debt, pushing them to desperate measures. With their empires crumbling, Richard and Keith embark on separate quests to salvage their fortunes. Their journeys lead them down different paths, one ultimately leading to triumph and the other to tragedy. The tale delves into themes of wealth, corruption, desire, and destruction, showcasing the price one may pay for unrestrained ambition. Set against a backdrop of post-war upheaval and international power struggles, the story explores the dark side of success and the consequences of unchecked greed. It examines how individuals can be driven to extreme measures when their dreams and empires are at stake. Through compelling storytelling, the narrative delves into the complex characters of Richard Armstrong and Keith Townsend, highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and the choices they make in pursuit of their goals. Their parallel stories provide a captivating exploration of human nature and the lengths people will go to fulfill their ambitions. In this tale of power, intrigue, and the pursuit of dominance, readers are taken on a gripping journey that examines the price of success and the moral dilemmas faced by those consumed by ambition.

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Publisher : Pan Macmillan

Format : Paperback

Language : English

Content : Fiction

Style : Non-Illustrated

ISBN : 9781447226741

Size : Large

SKU : BY1-3284

Genre : Mystery Thriller/Crime

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