Who would pay a billion dollars to humiliate America? The time, 1993. The place, Washington DC. Of the adversaries in the Gulf War, the sole survivor is Saddam Hussein. And Saddam is planning a revenge so diabolical that the United States will be left with no choice but to retaliate...'A fast-moving intrigue ...a cracking good read. This is the first novel I have read by Jeffrey Archer; it will not be the last' - "Mail on Sunday". 'Back in top form...Archer's imagination at its most sublime ...an entertaining, pacey page-turner' - "Sunday Times". 'Few are more famous than Archer for keeping the pages turning ...an extravagant romp - possibly his best' - "The Times".