Don't Drink the Water

Jeffrey Archer

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01 August 2018
9781509885473
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Synopsis

August’s brilliant instalment of The Year of Short Stories is Don’t Drink the Water. Released as one of a limited number of digital shorts released to celebrate the publication of Jeffrey Archer’s magnificent seventh short-story collection, Tell Tale.

Taken from Cat O’ Nine Tales, Jeffrey Archer's fifth collection of short stories, Don’t Drink the Water is a captivating, witty and ingenious short read.

Richard Barnsley is in St Petersburg to close a pipeline deal that will make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. Having spent years bribing the Energy Minister, Anatol Chenkov, the deal should go through smoothly. However, the president of Russia wants preside over the signing ceremony which means he needs to finalise the contract in a matter of weeks. But then Richard’s home life unravels when he finds a letter from a divorce lawyer intended for his wife. He suspects she is waiting for the deal to be signed before divorcing him, which leads Richard to take drastic action . . .

Probably the greatest storyteller of our age

Mail on Sunday

If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win

Daily Telegraph

Stylish, witty and constantly entertaining . . . Jeffrey Archer has a natural aptitude for short stories

The Times