Against his mother's advice, Adam opens the letter, and immediately realizes his life can never be the same again. The contents leave him with no choice but to follow a course his father would have described as a matter of honour.
© Jeffrey Archer; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd
"An epic chase thriller tidily concluded with a series of neat twists. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)
I found this book reasonably entertaining, but thought it suffered from too many clich?s of its era. It's set in the 1960s with a Cold War background of spies and hostility between the West and the Soviet Union. It's an imaginative story that, like many thrillers, depends on the hero doing stupid things and finding women easily bedable on short acquaintance. I imagine it was written quite a while ago and I think that Jeffrey Archer has raised his game in thriller writing to judge by more recent books, such as Prisoner of Birth: an excellent and very exciting story.
"A boys own yarn"
Best liked is being absorbed through Martin Jarvis consistent excellent characterizations.
There was nothing I did not like. It was verging on fanciful, a bit like John
Buchan's 39 Steps
Nothing to be changed its good Mr Archer varies his stories so much.
the cuts to the nazi jail scenes
No follow up in my opinion. I think the character met and overcome the goal.
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