Spring 1994, Washington, D.C. — While the Clinton Administration grapples with its domestic policies, a sinister plot is being masterminded six thousand miles away in Baghdad. By using $100 million as bait and spinning a deadly web of corruption, forgery, and terror, Saddam Hussein seeks to embarrass the U.S. with the ultimate revenge: to steal a treasured historical document and then destroy it before the world’s media — on July 4, 1994.

As the countdown to Independence Day begins, two agents stand in the way of his nearly flawless plan: Scott Bradley, a rising star in the CIA who is desperate to prove his patriotism, and Hannah Kopec, the stunning Mossad operative who has already lost so much that she fears nothing and trusts no one. Their unrelenting quest to prevent what would undoubtedly be the most humiliating day in U.S. history takes them across four continents and climaxes in a dramatic, triple-twist ending.

Ingeniously plotted and as up-to-the-minute as today’s headlines, Honour Among Thieves resonates with the brilliant pace that is the trademark of master storyteller Jeffrey Archer.

“There are enough twists, and the tantalizing prospect that Saddam might get what’s coming to him, to keep the narrative moving at a brisk pace.”
— Washington Post Book World
“A taut, international political thriller, professionally crafted and plotted.”
— Milwaukee Journal
“Witty, action-filled… Archer’s masterful narrative provides thrills and surprises.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Undeniably entertaining.”
— Kirkus Reviews

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