the eleventh commandment by jeffrey archer

Written by Darlyn At Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Title: The Eleventh Commandment
Author:
Jeffrey Archer
Pages:
384
Rating: 3.5/5


Summary (from J. Archer
website):

Connor Fitzgerald is the professional's professional. Holder of the Medal of Honor. Devoted family man. Servant of his country. The CIA's most deadly weapon. But for the past 28 years, Fitzgerald has been leading a double life. And only days from his retirement from the Agency, he comes across an enemy even he cannot handle. The enemy is his own boss, Helen Dexter, the Director of the CIA. And she has only one purpose: to destroy him.

My thought on this:

What can I say more about Jeffrey Archer when you like him so much..? The Eleventh Commandment is overall not too bad. Very entertaining to crack my head with all the suspense, very thrilling as the plot had enough twist and turns to make me want to read to get to the end. I enjoyed when Connor Fitzgerald as he tried to escape and save his life from all the evil circumstances that keep tailing him. What I love most is that the bad person here is a woman! I kind of like that. Most of books I’ve read always created guys as the evil mastermind behind the entire story instead a woman or rather a woman as a mistress of the bad guy. This is unexpected, really.

It is of course as i said, complete with suspense, some betrayal and unexpected twist, with strong personality of characters. Sometime I find Connor as too perfect but I like it that way anyway. This was absolutely a fun read, equivalent of an action blockbuster movie with Bruce Wilis/ Nicholas Cage as Connor Fitzgerald. Ha! I like to do that; imagining some actors as the hero, double the fun of my reading imagination =p

I have my expectations when I plan to read this book because I know that I can never be disappointed with the outcome of the reading. I met my expectations and really entertained. I don’t know if there’s any flaw that I missed in the story because I really can’t find one. This is worth read if you like a thriller or suspense read. I enjoyed so much with the book and I think that if I’m not having so much of work, I can finish reading the book in a day like when I’ve read his other books, rather than take a week..and yes I know, it's better to have something to read than nothing at all.

11 comments:

  1. *lol* If I am to choose a hero for my books, Bruce Willis would be the one I'd choose! I never like his acting and heck, I never like him at all! :P

    Very nice book you got there. My Archer's book will only arrive tomorrow, so I seriously cannot wait for that one. Hope that you're currently enjoying your Patterson's =)

    Have a cool week!

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  2. **Bruce Willis would be the LAST one I'd choose.

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  3. haha! ok, now i understand what you're trying to say..*LOL*

    so you don't received a prisoner of birth yet? i'm really looking forward to know what you will think of his work =p

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  4. Mr Archer's awesome!!! I'm reading The prisoner of Birth!!!! Yeah....it really is great shy! darlyn!......though I haven't finish it yet...haha!!

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  5. I have not read any of his books yet, but I love to read suspense books, so I might try and read this!

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  6. @ cj = hope you finish soon because i really want to hear out your oppinion.. =)

    @ Steph = I think his books are masterpiece..I love them all..Hope you will too.. =p

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  7. This sounds just like something I'd read. Thanks for the review, Darlyn!

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  8. @ Alice = Haha..this kind of genre really takes all my attention and interest.. =p

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  9. The sixth collection of engrossing 15 short stories from Sir Jeffrey Archer is inspired by people and situations from all around the world. The fact that Sir Jeffrey Archer needed some time on his own to work on the book “And Thereby Hangs a Tail” was accepted happily by his readers (read me). His latest book "And Thereby Hangs A Tale" is available at huge discount at http://www.uread.com/book/and-thereby-hangs-tale-jeffrey/9780330513685

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  10. Must be an enjoyable read Eleventh Commandment by Jeffrey Archer. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

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