A Matter of Honor

A Matter of Honor

Book - 1986
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Baker & Taylor
Two letters that are Adam Scott's bequest from his father lead him to a priceless fourteenth-century icon and make him a hunted man threatened by secrets linked to the Nazis and to the last days of Tsarist Russia

Publisher: New York : Linden Press, c1986
ISBN: 9780671624347
0671624342

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cambridgedon
Jul 05, 2018

This is one of Archer's earliest efforts that I had missed. It was well worthwhile since Archer doesn't rely on a formulaic approach in his stories. There are enough clues to figure out the McGuffin before it is revealed but that doesn't detract from Archer's masterful style and pacing. Can't wait for his 2018 effort which I don't think is out yet.

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paul12_2
Oct 29, 2017

Loved this thriller and all of Archer's book

JCLJaredH May 23, 2013

This story is your classic spy thriller with a chase through Cold War Europe. It has a slow start for sure, but once the chase begins, it goes full-throttle. You probably have seen the story mechanics before: non-spy hero framed for crime he didn't commit; hero doesn't know who to trust; hero is underestimated by enemies; secret that can change the world, etc. Despite this, there is a freshness to these ideas for all that is was written in 1986. Adam Scott, while too good to be true at times, is still a likeable hero that you can't help but root for. You won't find anything new here, but that is alright. This story is for entertainment, pure and simple.

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