A Matter of Honor

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Macmillan, Dec 28, 2004 - Fiction - 368 pages
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It seems innocent enough. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his only son. But the moment Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he sets into motion a deadly chain of events that threatens to shake the very foundations of the free world.

Within days, Adam's lover is brutally murdered and he's running for his life through the great cities of Europe, pursued not only by the KGB, but by the CIA and his own countrymen as well. Their common intent is to kill him before the truth comes out. While powerful men in smoke-filled rooms plot ever more ingenious means of destroying him, Adam finds himself betrayed and abandoned even by those he holds most dear.

When at last he comes to understand what he is in possession of, he's even more determined to protect it, for it's more than a matter of life and death-it's a matter of honor.

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User Review  - crashmyparty - LibraryThing

A Matter Of Honour was different for me to read compared with Archer's other narratives, as I wasn't hooked in the same way as I have found previously. It was a relatively quick read but it took some ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

One of the first I read by Jeffrey Archer, and my favourite until I read some of his more recent efforts, which were a bit more multi-layered than this. It's a good, fast paced read, though I wish the ... Read full review

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Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain's House of Commons and fourteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections--including And Thereby Hangs a Tale, Kane and Abel, Paths of Glory and False Impression--have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

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