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Archer, Jeffrey. HONOUR AMONG THIEVES - Harper Collins 1993

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Honour among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer. 1993 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Honour among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer, published in 1993 by Harper Collins.

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Title Honour among Thieves
Author Jeffrey Archer
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1993
ISBN 0002242885
Cover Price 14.99
No. Pages 420
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.85

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £14.99. It has a small closed tear to the front (at the join with the front flap at the bottom (4 mm) and light wear to the upper edge.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer was born in Western Super Mare, England on April 15, 1940. Archer entered politics in April 1967, However, Archer invested his life savings in a Canadian cleaning firm that collapsed due to management fraud and embezzlement. After losing all of his money, he resigned from Parliament. Rather than go bankrupt and stiff his creditors, Archer decided to write a novel based on his unfortunate experiences. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less became an instant bestseller in the U.S. and helped him get out of debt.



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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.

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It's Amateur Night on the international intrigue stage, as perennial bestseller Archer (As the Crow Flies, etc.) shows Saddam Hussein's henchmen grooming an actor to take the place of the President so that they can--push the button that starts WW III? Plant a bomb that will destroy both chambers of Congress? No, steal the Declaration of Independence! Actually, the actor, one Lloyd Adams, is much less important than his support staff: Tony Cavalli, the unscrupulous, well-connected lawyer whose off-the-books 'Skills' department takes on the assignment of switching the Declaration for a copy that will remain in the Archives until Saddam publicly burns the original on July 4, bringing Bill Clinton to his knees; T. Hamilton McKenzie, the Nobelist in plastic surgery (!) whose daughter is kidnapped to encourage him to rearrange Adams's face; William O'Reilly ('Dollar Bill'), nonpareil forger who copies the Declaration exactly and throws in a few near-copies for good measure; Johnny Sciasatore, distinguished director whose fake movie motorcade of the President helps get the imposter into the Archives; and a contract killer in Laura Ashley dresses who goes around mopping up the rest of the staff. The Skills crew gets the goods, of course, and then the 'Mission: Impossible' scenario is reversed, as Scott Bradley, a Yale Law prof and CIA hanger-on, joins rookie Mossad agent Hannah Kopec (who already thinks she's killed Scott when his earlier cover as Mossad contact 'Simon Rosenthal' was blown: don't ask) and a giant, custom-made safe named Madame Bertha to sneak the Declaration back out of Baghdad. With all those copies and all those agents plotting at cross-purposes, you just know there are going to be multiple switches and surprises, but instead of generating suspense, they just add to the general air of genial preposterousness. Undeniably entertaining, if you can get into the spirit of farcical and inconsequential melodrama. Maps of the Washington motorcade route and the Mideast--just in case you have any questions.


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