WorldCat Identities

Archer, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 31 works in 225 publications in 4 languages and 3,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Spy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6051.R282, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Geoffrey Archer
 
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Archer
Skydancer by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defense correspondent for a British TV news program, Archer bases this thriller on his knowledge of military and intelligence operations. Setting up the novel's ongoing crises is the theft of plans for Skydancer, a warhead invented by British scientist Peter Joyce. Designed to "dance" missiles unerringly past anti-ballistic defenses ringing Moscow, the warhead has been a prize secret weapon, but now is a grave concern. The narrative switches from London to Moscow to Cape Canaveral, where Joyce flies to test Skydancer and must decide whether to prove it a dud or a fool-proof weapon, agonizing choices, since failure means an enormous financial loss and success means the warhead will be in the Soviet arsenal. The situation is tense, especially for various people in England who are suspected of stealing the plans and are mercilessly interrogated by a counterespionage agent. The end is a surprising turn-around, with Joyce at a rendezvous requested by Oleg Kvitzinsky, the U.S.S.R.'s chief military scientist
Dark angel by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after his sister's murder creates distrust of his neighbour in Tom's mind, they meet again in Korea and discover that mistrust and suspicion will haunt their relationship until many more years have passed and Tom discovers his dead sister's diary from that summer
The Burma legacy by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Packer ("Firehawk" and "The Lucifer Network") has a new assignment that will tax all his diplomatic and survival skills. A British car company is to be rescued by an ageing Japanese tycoon but this fact gives rise to death threats from a campaigning survivor of the infamous Burma railway
Fire hawk by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A whispered secret in a Baghdad hotel lobby leads to Sam Packer's kidnapping, torture and expected execution. His paymasters have given him up for dead. Only the intervention of his ex-lover, Chrissie, and a hostage swap get him released. But days later Chrissie is murdered. Perhaps she knew of the secret Sam had uncovered - that a biological terror weapon codenamed Fire Hawk had been smuggled from Iraq for use against an unknown target in the West
The Lucifer network by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying gunrunner whispers a heart-stopping warning to MI6 agent Sam Packer: a terrorist gang has a horror weapon and means to commit mass murder
Java spider by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Hebrew and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British minister is taken hostage in the South Pacific. His captors say that if the minister is to live, Britain must stop its weapons sales to Indonesia's repressive armed forces. When investigator Lew Randall is sent to Indonesia, he's aware that in a land of masks, nothing is what it seems
Shadowhunter by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadowhunt is the codename for the desperate search for HMS Truculent, last seen heading for the Kola Inlet where the cream of Soviet sea power lies unsuspecting at anchor
Eagletrap by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Hebrew and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller set in the Middle East. For Abdul Habib revenge is an obsession which will prompt him to buy the deadliest weaponry known to man; stolen warheads from Russia's crumbling empire. HMS Eagle finds that, not only is it the only force on hand to deal with the threat, it is also the target of the insane terrorist
Scorpion trail by Geoffrey Archer( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aid worker is given an assignment in Bosnia by agents who want information about a massacre in a Muslim village. His target is a ruthless killer code-named "The Scorpion", and the only witness to the massacre was a little Muslim girl, now in deadly danger
Dark angel by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom's childhood is shattered when his sister is found brutally murdered in nearby woods. It is only years later when he stumbles across his sister's secret diary can he seek justice for her murder
Scorpion trail by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man has been twenty years out of the combat zone, hidden from killers, but now he is back as an aid worker in Bosnia, and the secret service minders want information about the ruthless man codename the Scorpion, who perpetrated a massacre in a Muslim village
Java spider by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British minister is a pawn in a deadly game played out in one of the world's most explosive countries - Indonesia. His kidnapping does not fall under British jurisdiction and the authorities in Jakarta claim that he has been seized by a guerrilla movement. But their investigation makes no progress as horrific satellite pictures of him are released on national television. The government sends Nick Randall to rescue him. Together with a lone woman TV reporter he penetrates a remote island, where a powder keg of armed local rebellion is threatening to explode - container
Shadowhunter by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriller concerning the hunt for a renegade British nuclear submarine on the loose in the Barents Sea. The Royal Navy must stop the deranged Commander, who has a personal grudge against the Russians, from unleashing World War Three
The Burma legacy by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty-five years after the end of World War Two, the Burmese jungle still holds bloody secrets ... When wealthy businessman and former Japanese POW interrogator Tetsuo Kamata offers to make reparation for abusing his Allied prisoners, he is recognised by former POW Peregrine Harrison. Harrison never got over his maltreatment at Kamata's hands and has dreamed of killing him ever since. Now he has his chance. But MI6 officer Sam Packer is given the order to stop Harrison
Skydancer by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Project Skydancer: the brainchild of the Ministry of Defence and terrifying in its simplicity. New warheads had been designed that could evade the batteries of anti-ballistic missiles the Russians had set up around Moscow. For Aldermaston scientist Peter Joyce, it was the pinnacle of his career. Until documents from the project turn up on Parliament Hill and he is left with two alternatives: write off a billion-pound project, or approve tests which could give Russia the power to wipe out the West at a touch of a button"--Container
The Lucifer network by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MI6 agent Sam Packer watches powerlessly as a trouble-making gunrunner is shot down in front of him on a lonely road in Zambia. As life slips from his grasp the arms smuggler whispers a heart-stopping warning to Sam: a terrorist gang has a horror weapon and means to commit mass murder
Question of slavery : letter from the Governor-General of the Sudan relative to the question of slavery by Sudan( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire hawk by Geoffrey Archer( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorpion trail by Geoffrey Archer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political thriller set in war torn former Yugoslavia. A retired British Intelligence Agent is persuaded to hunt down a Croat accused of war crimes
 
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Alternative Names
G. ア一千ャ一

Geoffrey Archer Brits schrijver van misdaadromans

Geoffrey Archer écrivain britannique

ארצ'ר, ג'ופרי 1944-

ארצ'ר, ג'פרי, 1944-

アーチャー, G

ジェフリー・アーチャー (スリラー作家)

Languages
English (192)

Japanese (4)

Czech (3)

Hebrew (3)

Covers
Dark angelThe Burma legacyFire hawkThe Lucifer networkJava spiderShadowhunterEagletrapScorpion trail