Monday, 17 August 2015




Who would pay a billion dollars to humiliate America? The time, 1993, and the place is Washington DC. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. And Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate


Title: Honour Among Thieves
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Genre: Ficton
Publishers: Pan Macmillan
Price: INR. 350
Goodreads Rating : 4/5


Jeffrey Archer is absolutely brilliant. I can't believe I waited this long to read this novel. In the span of 479 pages Jeffrey Archer took me from thriller to Mystery to happiness to sadness to pride of Nation . Some themes covered in Honour Among Thieves are Deception , friendship, love, loss, Patriotism .

Plot hatched with Saddam Hussien's plan in execution to steal American Declaration of Independence to humiliate then American President Clinton and in order to retrieve it CIA launched an operation in collaboration with Mossad .The story takes off from an Iraqi Representative in meeting with american thieves to sign a deal to steal Declaration .

The character development in Honour among Thieves was amazing. I felt so deeply connected to these characters which is why this book was so incredibly heart wrenching. Scott Bradley was slightly awkward, innocent boy who was recruited by CIA and works under the cover as University Professor & Fell in love with an Hannah , When years later he was given chance as a field operative .

Then there are Characters like Kartz , Cohen , Aziz who stays with Bradley throughout an operation and stays in thick and thin while on operation . Dollar Bill is another character who is portrayed as a forger . Tony Cavalli and his father were portrayed as the true masterminds who craft a sharp plan to steal Declaration from the National Archives . Hannah & Scott's story is going to stick with me for a long time.
Jeffery Archer created a book full of mystery. I felt my heart rip to pieces over some stances .

I also love how human ties into this novel , In some stances author bolt how people are human and humanity is the true job prior any other duty . Author also highlighted the cruelties under Sadam's regime in which many innocent people were butchered .

Only Situation arose while reading is when some stances seems more than imaginative like the way Declaration was stolen .

I strongly feel a strong patriotic emotion while reading it .It left a space in my favorites for a reason. That reason is sitting right here in my hands. Honour Among Thieves is a brilliantly written novel that will resonate with me for a long time. My only regret is how long it took for me to read this amazing novel.

" That is trouble with lies-each one created the next in never-ending spiral . And that was the trouble with trust ; she believes his every word "

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This is Not a Paid Review ! The Opinions expressed in the review are my own , and remain unbiased and uninfluenced . "

                                                                            - Rahul Rai Khatri

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