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In 1966, Adam Scott, an unemployed British ex-army officer with an uncertain future, attends the reading of his disgraced father's will. Part of his inheritance is a letter detailing the events of Hermann Goering's suicide and two unopened letters from the Nazi general giving him access to a Swiss bank vault and the valuable Russian icon it contains. However, a veritable state secret is concealed in the painting and the KGB and the CIA both want it before the expiry of a crucial deadline. Scott's perilous journey across Europe to the questionable safety of England is by plane, car, foot, bus, ambulance, van, and ferry as he stays one step ahead of death with the assistance of farmers, salesmen, racing cyclists, hoodlums, and an entire orchestra. An epic chase thriller tidily concluded with a series of neat twists. Highly recommended. Literary Guild main selection. John North, L.R.C., Ryerson Polytechnical Inst., Toronto
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Sizzles along at a pace that would peel the paint off a spaceship. (The New York Times Book Review)
Jeffrey Archer has written the equivalent of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. (Baltimore Sun)
A wild, no-hold-barred slam-bang, pell-mell international thriller. (Buffalo News)
A good plot. Lots of twists and turns with multiple surprises. Simple language and easy to follow. Some things a bit predictable.Published 18 days ago by Terry
Ive read several of archer's novels I've never been
Disappointed , they've all been top notch..
Jeffrey Archer weaves a wonderfully fast-paced story into the historical context of the Cold War. The story takes place in 1966 and has several references to events that happened... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Fullerton Looper