Synopses & Reviews
Connor Fitzgerald is a professional's professional. Holder of the Medal of Honor. Devoted family man. Servant of his country. But for the past twenty-eight years, Fitzgerald has been leading a double life as the CIA's most deadly assassin. And only days before his retirement from the CIA, he comes across an enemy who, for the first time, even he cannot handle. The enemy is his own boss - Helen Dexter - the director of the CIA. Dexter's stranglehold on the agency is threatened by one decision, and her only hope of survival is to destroy Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a formidable new foe is threatening the United States: a ruthless hard-line Russian president, who is determined to force a new military confrontation between the two superpowers.
From emergency meetings in the Oval Office to a Russian mafya boss's luxurious hideaway outside St. Petersburg, The Eleventh Commandment sweeps readers off their feet from the first paragraph. As in Jeffrey Archer's previous bestsellers, The Eleventh Commandment features enough plot-twisting ingenuity, exotic characterization, and narrative surprise to take the art of thriller writing to a new level. In his latest novel, Jeffrey Archer is at the peak of his page-turning powers.
International bestselling author Jeffrey Archer, one of the world's foremost storytellers, whose novels such as Kane & Abel, As the Crow Flies, and The Fourth Estate have sold more than 120 million copies worldwide, presents a powerhouse new thriller of global politics and international intrigue.
Connor Fitzgerald is the Professional's Professional. Recipient of the Medal of Honor. Devoted family man. Loyal servant to his country ... and the CIA's most deadly weapon. But for 28 years, Fitzgerald has been leading a double life. Now just days from retirement, he comes across an enemy he cannot handle. The enemy is Fitzgerald's boss, the Director of the CIA, and if she is to survive, she must destroy him.
Set in Washington, with thrilling excursions to Moscow and St. Petersburg, The Eleventh Commandment sets a new standard for contemporary fiction. From the first line -- "When he opened the door, the alarm went off...". -- Jeffrey Archer will captivate readers as he spins a riveting tale of danger and intrigue that opens the most powerful closed doors in Washington. With The Eleventh Commandment. Archer is at the peak of his page-turning powers.
About the Author
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992.
All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in Cambridge, England.