By Jeffrey Archer

It sort of feels blameless adequate. A disgraced British colonel bequeaths a mysterious letter to his merely son. however the second Adam Scott opens the yellowing envelope, he units into movement a dangerous chain of occasions that threatens to shake the very foundations of the loose world.

Within days, Adam's lover is brutally murdered and he's operating for his existence in the course of the nice towns of Europe, pursued not just by way of the KGB, yet by way of the CIA and his personal countrymen in addition. Their universal cause is to kill him ahead of the reality comes out. whereas robust males in smoke-filled rooms plot ever extra creative technique of destroying him, Adam reveals himself betrayed and deserted even through these he holds so much dear.

When ultimately he involves comprehend what he's in ownership of, he's much more decided to guard it, for it's greater than an issue of lifestyles and death-it's an issue of honor.

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