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The Eleventh Commandment
Jeffrey Archer
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The Eleventh Commandment

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  9,726 Ratings  ·  389 Reviews
Conner Fitzgerald is a man who had been leading a secret life as the CIA's deadliest assassin. Just days before his retirement, he comes across an enemy even he can't handle -- the director of the CIA herself! Her stranglehold on the agency is threatened by one decision, and her only hope of survival is to eliminate Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by HarperTorch (first published May 1st 1998)
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Vanessa Wester
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Last night I finished The Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer.

In one word - wow! Have I missed this? How can this not have been made into a movie? Is it politically incorrect? Anyway, the whole book follows Connor Fitzgerald, a man I liken to James Bond in the loosest sense. Not a womaniser, a man we all aspire to have as a friend or soul mate. Yet, deadly as sin... Since he is an American agent. The story starts with an assassination and it takes one twist after another, whilst making you b
Jun 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Empty calories!

I compare this book to drinking a can of coke. While you may enjoy it not sure your body gets any value from it.

If you are bored reading books of substance, watching tv or want to relax while exercising your mind this is a thriller you might enjoy.
Justin Mahaffie
I like Jeffrey Archer. I really do. Kane & Abel was a good book. Paths of Glory was a good book. This one...I did not like it as much as I'd hoped. The story seemed thin...maybe that's not the proper term. It seems like the story is comprised of three or four major scenes, and that's it. Were it to be made into a 2 hour movie, it probably wouldn't have to sacrifice much in the transition. There's not really anything I object to, it just feels like he could have written this over the course o ...more
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although my exams were a couple of days ahead, I couldn't stop reading this engaging book. Talking about engagement, I must have been found day and night sticking to The Eleventh Commandment much to the annoyance of my family members and peers. Other than that, what a read! Out of habit, I'd read exactly the last line of the story, WHICH I WON'T REPEAT, STRICTLY SPEAKING as I regretted it. Though it kept me anticipating a happy ending, I would have definitely been shocked at the moments, I was e ...more
Dick Reynolds
I saw this novel listed in a recent Sunday issue of the New York Times. Since I’ve read a number of works by Jeffrey Archer, this one aroused my interest. I thought it was a new issue but when I received it I learned that it had been published in 1998. The scenes mentioning airport security reminded me how life has changed since 9/11.
The central character is Connor Fitzgerald, a military hero in the Viet Nam war, a devoted family man, and a hit man for the CIA. His enemy is not a foreign dicta
Jun 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What you need to know is that this book will hold your interest and keep you involved to the back cover.

Connor Fitzgerald has been married to Meg for many years; their daughter is weeks away from graduation from the Stanford med school. Connor, a lifelong CIA operative, has just a few jobs left to do before he can retire. In his world, the eleventh commandment is “never get caught.”

Connor has quietly carried out assassinations for the United States for years, and he successfully concludes one in
Antara Sarkar
It's a page turner. I found this book on my shelf and I dont even remember buying it or borrowing it but I am glad I decided to read it. It is a quick read and the author is known for his flair for writing and keeping you engrossed in his stories.

However entertaining it is, it does have its flaws. Firstly what irked me most was that the characters seemed one-dimensional. Either they were good or bad. Secondly, some of the twists weren't that unexpected as the author would have you believe. One c
Paul Lyons
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Henri Moreaux
The Eleventh Commandment is a compelling and engaging read. It's not particularly deep in terms of literary genius, but it is an exciting page turner.

A top CIA assassin gets thrown on the scrap heap after successfully completing a job for his boss, however when his boss starts taking heat from the Whitehouse he's brought back for one last job where his boss intends to dispose of him for good, in Russia of all places.

It's better than the blurb sounds that's for sure.
Sourav Ganguly
I remember reading this book at about 2:00 am (+5:30 GMT), past midnight. Having read it the whole day, still was like if it could have been read for an entire 24hrs would fall short such interesting the book is.

I wonder how well this author can adapt and his mastery in writing fictions. If anyone says me that he’s the one who has written Kane & Able, a cross-border, multi-decadal drama has written this cross-nation, high speed espionage book, I wouldn’t believe him.

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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married
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