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A Matter Of Honour

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  18,461 Ratings  ·  349 Reviews
Kada je Adam Scott otvorio pismo što mu ga je otac ostavio u oporuci, shvatio je da će mu se život stubokom promijeniti.
Njegovim tragom Adam pronalazi neprocjenjivu rusku ikonu sakrivenu u jednoj švicarskoj banci još od drugog svjetskog rata.
Međutim, umjetnina krije i tajnu koja bi mogla izmijeniti odnos snaga između Sjedinjenih Država i Sovjetskog Saveza.
Paperback, 439 pages
Published (first published December 31st 1985)
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Tea Jovanović
Malo je reči da obožavam ovog autora i da sam pročitala sve njegove knjige... Sada ga u Srbiji objavljuje Laguna... I da po meni, spada u one pisce koji ne umeju da napišu lošu ili neinteresantnu knjigu... A dobar deo njegovih knjiga je i vrhunski ekranizovano...
Manny
Feb 18, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My friend had never heard of Jeffrey Archer. I told her he lived near Cambridge and wrote bad novels.

"But have you ever read one?" she asked. I was forced to admit I hadn't.

On Christmas Day, I found this book tucked inconspicuously under the tree. I felt honor-bound to read it.

So, now I know what I'm talking about, and I can give you a more nuanced picture. Jeffrey Archer lives near Cambridge. He writes appallingly bad novels.
Mike
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the First Archer book I ever read. I was hooked after this one.
Jan-Maat
I was lent this when I was a schoolboy and the spectre of how bad it was haunts me yet. Set in the 1960s it has a deeply silly plot about needing to stop the Soviets from getting the title deeds to Alaska because otherwise there wouldn't be any kind of a story at all. Well maybe it wasn't the title deeds exactly, but it was something along those lines, Herman Goring and a Swiss bank deposit box were involved, what more needs to be said (view spoiler) ...more
Yvonne (It's All About Books)
bramatterofhonoura
Finished reading: October 21st 2014
Rating 3

“Adam took one hand off the handlebars and fingered the envelope in his inside pocket like a schoolboy the day before his birthday feeling the shape of a present in the hope of discovering some clue as to its contents.”

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Uzma
Jul 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Samuel
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of a number of Jeffery Archer's other books such as 'As the Crow Flies', however this is not up to that same standard.

The book started off with great promise, and by the quarter-way point I was getting into it, convinced that some big plot points were on their way.

Unfortunately though, it was a great disappointment. There are allusions and tantalising hints to intensity and intrigue, but at the end, you always knew what the outcome was going to be for each sub-plot/character, despit
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Thomas Acland
I picked this book up while half drunk on Bristol station with more than an hour to waste until my train back to Bridgwater. So given the circumstances in which I choose it I guess this book as achieved a pretty good rating. I enjoy reading thriller books, they are always page turners and always an easy read which is often exactly what you want from a book, however with this book I had a number of problems.

Firstly the plot was overly contrived, I know most thriller books edge towards the unbelie
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Suby
Sep 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A most delightful book by Jeffrey Archer except for the torture of Adam at the Soviet embassy in Paris which is truly revolting. Even the ordeal of physical torture Adam overcomes with his principle 'fitness is not in how fast you tire out but in how fast you recover'!
So much about the Swiss bank security. The bank in Geneva connives with the Soviet Central Bank's chairman to surreptitiously transfer millions worth of gold and precious stones left behind in its safekeeping by an ancient Russian
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Julie
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just gone back to Jeffrey Archer after many years gap - forgotten how good he really is. I think people dismiss him for his politics and past - but they really should read his books. He is a very good story teller and an incredibly detailed writer.

I loved this book (although I do all of them so far). It was fascinating to read about the super powers in the 60's in comparison to the super powers of today. If the story had been true what a twist in history it would have been. The torture scene alt
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E.R. Yatscoff
This is an earlier novel by Mr. Archer. Dumb title, but I picked it up at a garage sale. I enjoy his recent stuff much more. It has a slow start about the KGB and bankers and a British Army officer (plenty of background). The story has to do with an art forgery and a document hidden in the original: about the Russkies getting back Alaska from the Americans in some old deal. The Americans and Russians really want this art and the British officer is the one who gets his hands on it first by accide ...more
Kara
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you like DiVinci Code you will like this one.
Amy
Mar 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, black
A little slow to pick up, but once it got going it was an enjoyable Russian/British spy novel, with a fun plot line.
Anmol
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Original Rating- 2.5/5
A Matter of Honor is a hard-paced story of an ex-military personnel who comes across the adventure of his life where the Americans and Russians are continuously chasing him for he holds a very significant piece of art in which is hidden a contract between the two nations... he is running and running, he doesn't even know whether he can trust his own country men or not. The suspense factor of the story is not very convincing. The reader gets the idea about the property invol
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Jason
Apr 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually read non-fiction but I enjoy a nice diversion now and then. Jeffrey Archer's storytelling prowess shines through in 'A Matter of Honor.' The plot's twists, complete with hair raising chases, political intrigue, and murder make this a fine novel to escape into -- and one that will keep you up well past your usual bedtime.

I gave this book a four-star rating only because Archer leaves a couple of questions unanswered.

This is a highly recommended read from one of my favorite novelists.
Nancy Ellis
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing deep or thought-provoking here, just good ol' fashioned entertainment! Adam Scott inherits an old letter from his impoverished father. Reading the letter sends him on a "quest" to restore his father's honor and find his inheritance, a missing Russian icon stolen by the Nazis. Unfortunately, it's also being sought desperately by the Russians and the Americans (this takes place in 1966, so it's a different world back then) while the Brits are trying to keep them from killing Adam. Quite an ...more
Bonnie
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminded me of the kind of nightmare where one is chased by a monster and no matter what you do you can't shake it off. There are several twists and the "monster" has quite a few victims before the whole matter is resolved. It is clean and without graphic violence or offensive language in spite of the body count. It is set in 1966 England and Europe and involves a scenario that could have drastically changed the outcome of the Cold War.
Atif Hossain
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of the finest you would find on the shelves. For the first 100 pages of it, it seems like an ordinary novel but after 110-120 pages, the book takes another turn and the chase starts. The next 300 odd pages are so damnn interesting that you would not want to keep the book down. I believe this is one of the best I have ever read !! It's a MUST READ for everyone.. MUST READ !!!
Gail
Apr 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
I enjoy Archer's thrillers, in spite of the fact they are illogical and the correct outcome is often a matter of luck. In this one, a unemployed ex British officer inherits an unopened letter from his father, leading him on a wild adventure with British, Russian and American agents chasing him across Europe.
Ernest
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good novel that showcased Archer’s skill as a writer. There were some points in the novel that were not clear and this was the novel’s major fault. This novel may not have the complexity of other Archer novels, but given the high levels of his other novels, this may not be saying much. There are many authors that I may like, but Archer is one of a few that I admire.
Richard
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ALex Romanov of the KGB saved this book from me. Such a great character
Chris
Apr 10, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit dated but still a very good book.
Julie
Aug 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really have enjoyed a lot of Jeffery Archers books. Especially the older ones. This is one of his best.
Selva Subramanian
Read a long time ago. A well written thriller. I couldn't put it down at that time.
Gary
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent novel from one of my favourite writers.
He writes such good original stories that have strong characters and believable plots.
Dreion
Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a fan of the genre, but I was surprised by how much I liked the book. A very interesting read.
Michael
A chase story. The main character is running around Europe trying to stay alive and figure out the big secret. JA's a good writer, and I finished it in a day.
Mj
Sep 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great political thriller - one of my favourite genres) by Jeffrey Archer - one of my favourite authors.
Arun Divakar
Sep 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those chase books that kept the pages turning during my school time...
Deepthi
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book of good entertainment value but nothing more to it. A step-down from the usual standards of Jeffrey Archer. Pick up the Clifton Chronicles or The Fourth Estate if you want to give Jeffrey Archer a try. Not much of a plot but, nevertheless; a smooth narration.
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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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“Adam took one hand off the handlebars and fingered the envelope in his inside pocket like a schoolboy the day before his birthday feeling the shape of a present in the hope of discovering some clue as to its contents. He felt certain that whatever it contained would not be to anyone's advantage now his father was dead, but it did not lessen his curiosity.” 0 likes
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