I love reading Jeffrey Archer books. He is the kind of an author who brings us closer to how a politician’s mind works during a crisis and take us through a tingling experience of non-stop action. As a politician, he was one of the notorious minds who experienced almost everything, from bankruptcy to conviction, with subsequent imprisonment. Having encountered the biggest controversies himself and in the midst of this climacteric, I am guessing he was inspired to create such novels. Whatever be the reason, he gave us the extensive collection of adventures to experience our delight of super-thrillers.
This is one such book, that tells us how an agency like CIA in the United States, have the power to bring down the President himself. The story revolves around a CIA agent Conner Fitzgerald, who was assigned a final task of killing a Presidential candidate of Russia, an anarchist, who poses a threat to the US to bring about another Cold War era. But sadly, he is unaware of the fact that this assignment has not come from the President, but the ambitious Director of the agency, Helen Dexter, who is intentionally saving her own skin, by putting him under fire.
What follows is the most exciting political controversy and double-crossing moves between the White House, CIA and Russian Mafya Gangs, with a nasty whiny Russian President, Zerimski, who brings in interesting ploys to bring down the US President’s credibility in his own country.
And by the way, if you are wondering what The Eleventh Commandment means, it was a phrase used by former US President, Ronald Reagan during his 1966 election campaign ie.
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."
In this book, it refers to the rule for an assassin, if ever they get caught, they shall not under any circumstances, speak from where he got the order to go for the kill.
Anyway, what an interesting read and that too with a happy ending! A very well-written espionage thriller drama which is guaranteed to keep you occupied until the end. Hope you guys pick up this fast-paced action soon.