The Eleventh Commandment

The Eleventh Commandment

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ELEVENTH COMMANDMENTJeffrey ArcherConnor Fitzgerald has an impressive resume. Military hero. Devoted family man. Servant of his country—as an assassin. Just as he's about to put his twenty-eight-year career at the CIA behind him, he comes up against the most dangerous enemy he's ever faced: His own boss, Helen Dexter.As Director of the CIA, Dexter has always been the one to hold the strings. But when her status is threatened by a greater power, her only hope for survival is to destroy Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, the country braces itself as tensions with a new Russian leader reach the boiling point...and it's up to Fitzgerald to pull off his most daring mission yet: To save the world. Even if that means risking everything—including his own life—in the process.
Publisher: 2013
Edition: Premium Edition
ISBN: 9781466806689
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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cambridgedon
Oct 29, 2017

Jeffrey Archer goes a little astray writing about Americans and the thriller genre. Not one of his better efforts as the story goes to hell in Russia and the Dickensian rip-off from A Tale of Two Cities is a bit over the top. I like Archer and even a bad effort rates three-and-a-half stars.

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PolyWogg
Sep 17, 2017

PLOT OR PREMISE:
Connor Fitzgerald is an assassin for the CIA. Black ops at its best. But when the CIA director orders a hit, and then wants to hide her involvement from the President, she tries to send Fitzgerald on an one-way futile assignment to Russia to prepare an assassination of the Russian Premier. Fitzgerald's ex-mentor gets involved and figures out the plan, but too late to save CF from getting caught. A couple of twists later, however, and Fitzgerald is back in the States with the same mission -- kill the Premier while he sits next to the President.

WHAT I LIKED:
The storylines were inventive and well done. Not quite at the level of Clancy or De Mille, but well done still. The writing is first-rate and the story moves along at a good clip.

WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
The relations between the CIA and Fitzgerald, and between the CIA and the Oval Office are not sufficiently fleshed out, leaving the story as having a little too light of a touch for the genre. As well, a couple of the twists are too well-telegraphed and you see them a mile off. As well, a small twist at the end, although expected, is handled far too lightly for the likely reality of the situation.

BOTTOM-LINE:
Story moves along at good clip

DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.

akasq Jun 08, 2016

Lots of twist & turner, lending to a interesting novel, one Archer's better works.

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axeman
Jun 10, 2013

An awful lots of twists and turns. Keeps the pages turning.

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Jul 10, 2011

"Don't get Caught" CIA Involvment

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