Honor Among Thieves Author:Jeffrey Archer In Washington, DC, in the spring of 1993, it is the dawn of a new political era - but 6,000 miles away, in the impoverished streets of Baghdad, there is a growing disillusionment with the unelected president. Sensing the mood of the people, Saddam Hussein moves boldly to settle scores with the United States. — Using $100 million as bait, Saddam ... more »gathers into his web three key players: a powerful American mafia boss; the world's greatest forger; and, most crusially, a special assistant to the President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
Saddam's goal is to embarrass the US by stealing part of its history - then destroying that symbol in front of the world's media. With the help of a sophisticated criminal underworld and a skilled actor who is transformed through plastic surgery into a stand-in for Bill Clinton, he set about his brilliant scheme.
In what is sure to be hailed as the suspense novel of the year, master storyteller Jeffrey Archer reminds us that the things worth dying for are sometimes to be found in the words that define our historic values.« less