Garbed in a sensational thriller,"Honour Among Thieves" is a frightening revelation of the degree that crime can eat into one's soul. Jeffrey Archer's sorcery here lies,besides in keeping the reader firmly engaged,in providing a poignant commentary on the shrewd transactions that are carried out in the worlds of politics and crime. Throughout the book,there's always a resurgency of suspicion that these two worlds,namely those of politics and crime,are strangely interlinked and almost symbiotic. The magnificient staging ofb the theft of the American Declaration of Independence,the cool fashion of criminal discussions,the muted but all the more powerful self-assertion of Saddam Hussein and the gradual spreading of the storylines are stupendous indicators to the class and mastery of Jeffrey Archer. This novelist has developed over the years to become one of most dazzling storytellers in the modern era and in "Honour Among Thieves",he creates a very interesting tale using people greatly significant during the time and employing fractions of his own experiences in politics. Jeffrey archer is a brilliant connoisseur who doesn't disappoint even an iota in this book.
Peter Kamen was a marked man. A tough Russion kid from Brooklyn, he'd risen faster and higher in the ranks of the New York mob than any other outsider.But when the bosses set him up on drugs charges, Kamen turned state's witness and blew the lid their whole organization. Hunted by hit men throughout America, Kamen needed a new identity and a safe place to hide, like the Soviet Union.