The Eleventh Commandment is about Connor Fitzgerald, a decorated Medal of Honour holder and committed family man who must conjure up a plan on overthrowing his own boss, Helen Dexter, in an adrenalin packed thriller where Connor grapples with his commitment to his country and to his own life.
Summary Of The Book
Archer, in his inimitable style, begins The Eleventh Commandment with Connor chasing and then assassinating the Colombian President. This action carried out on the directive of his superiors triggers off a set of events that could possibly place the world in the throes of another cold war. However, all these directives have been placed on the orders of the director of the CIA, Helen Dexter. She needs Connor killed or alternately vanished because of her tacit policies and Connor?s compliance to such orders. She conjures up a last mission that places him in hostile Russian soil and carries him straight into their prison leaving her free off her reliant assassin and evidence of her actions.
Connor is a highly trained NOC, an undercover CIA agent who assassinates for the sake for his country. His deep commitment to his country and his embedded love for his hometown, Ireland is fleshed out by Archer in a fashion that renders Connor a man not just to be feared but also revered. This time however, for Connor to come onto his retirement alive, he must use improvised albeit guerrilla intelligence and old friends to find his way of this most dangerous predilection.
At the same time of Connor?s incarceration, there is trouble brewing in the Oval Office of the White House. The new Russian president is hell bent on provoking both countries into a military intervention and this is a direct threat to control over foreign policy. The president finds no choice but to try and employ Connor in an attempt to rid himself doubly of both the director of the CIA and the new Russian policy that threatens more than the sovereignty of the country.
The novel swerves its way around multiple locations and readers find Connor swerving through as many identities.
This is a thriller in terms of the plot structure that presents a number of twists and turns to keep readers glued through all 200 pages of this epic saga. Another best-seller by Archer, it doesn?t disappoint.
About Jeffrey Archer
Jeffrey Archer is one of the most prolific writers of this contemporary time.
He is also the only bestselling author to have topped lists across the world for so many of his works. Over 250 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and most of his books have been reprinted several times.
His best remembered work, Kane And Abel has been made into a TV mini-series. Other than this, his other popular works are The Prodigal Daughter, Paths of Glory, and First Among Equals.
Archer is an English author. He completed his education at Oxford, completing his course which qualified him for teaching. After a minor stint fundraising charity events, he went to start a full fledged career in writing. He has also been a member of the Parliament and was the Deputy Chairman of the conservative party.