Two media moguls from starkly different backgrounds are locked in a battle to build the biggest newspaper empire in the world in the Fourth Estate. Keith Townsend was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Being the son of a leading newspaper owner in Australia, he attended private schools, graduated from Oxford, took over his father’s business, and made it flourish owing to his brilliant strategies and sound thinking. On the contrary, the other mogul has struggled to work his way up the ladder. Born to illiterate Jewish parents, he escaped the clutches of the Nazis and changed his name to Richard Armstrong. He worked his way up in the world the hard way and ultimately bought a newspaper company in Berlin, which quickly overshadowed all of its competition in the country. The two men collide on a global front as their ambition gets the worst out of them. But when they find themselves facing a future full of debts and financial crises, each is desperate to save his company from crumbling to pieces.
Jeffrey Archer was born in London in 1940 and raised in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. He was awarded an academic qualification in teaching by the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. His first book, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, published in 1976, became an instant success and subsequently many of his books became bestsellers. Alongside his literary career, Archer was also a politician for brief periods of time. His list of books includes the Kane And Abel series, First Among Equals, Honour Among Thieves, The Eleventh Commandment, A Prisoner Of Birth, and The Sins Of The Father.