Thursday, 31 May 2012

Honor Among Thieves - Jeffrey Archer



Spring 1994, Washington, D.C. - While the Clinton Administration grapples with its domestic policies, a sinister plot is being masterminded six thousand miles away in Baghdad. By using $100 million as bait and spinning a deadly web of corruption, forgery, and terror, Saddam Hussein seeks to embarrass the U.S. with the ultimate revenge: to steal a treasured historical document and then destroy it before the world's media-on July 4, 1994.

As the countdown to Independence Day begins, two agents stand in the way of his nearly flawless plan: Scott Bradley, a rising star in the CIA who is desperate to prove his patriotism, and Hannah Kopec, the stunning Mossad operative who has already lost so much that she fears nothing and trusts no one. Their unrelenting quest to prevent what would undoubtedly be the most humiliating day in U.S. history takes them across four continents and climaxes in a dramatic, triple-twist ending.

Ingeniously plotted and as up-to-the-minute as today's headlines, Honor Among Thieves resonates with the brilliant pace that is the trademark of master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.

Jeffrey Archer

Review:

Well thats surely a worth a fortune.Found this book in a old book store and couldn't resist buying it.The story takes off from the word 'go' and never once lacks pace.Scott's adventures in Baghdad and Colonel Kratz's skills are a treat to read.The selfless Cohen and the Kurd Aziz sacrifice their lives to get the 'American Declaration of Independence' safely back home.To think that all such sacrifices and blood shed are just for a fake copy makes you feel helpless and pity.

Archer had done well not to go deep into Scott - Hannah love story and hence losing the plot.He has kept it simple and crisp.The scene where Hannah poisons Scott and then realises her mistake,only too late, is an epic.The earlier scenes where the Cavallis come up with a near perfect plan to steal the 'Declaration of Independence' and also execute it perfectly are something special.

Brilliant portrayal of Saddam,the Iraqi President, and his cruel rule and the sufferings of the people even instils fear in our minds.

Well written and easy to get carried away for hours at a time.


Rating: 4.3/5


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