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This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective.
William Warwick is eight when he decides to join the police force. Resolute in the face of his prominent QC father's objections, William graduates in Art History from university and immediately enrols as a constable in the Metropolitan Police.
Gaining insight from his first mentor, an experienced, world-weary constable, his keen mind quickly takes him into a role in Scotland Yard's Art and Antiques unit and his first case: the recovery of a Rembrandt stolen from the Fitzmolean Museum.
It will take skill and tenacity for William to solve the crime, and along the way he will encounter many who will change his life, from Miles Faulkner, a crooked art collector, and his influential lawyer - who bends the law to the point of breaking - to research assistant Beth Rainsford, a woman with secrets who he falls hopelessly in love with . . .
William Warwick's destiny is set, the only question is, how far will his ambition take him? Thrilling, absorbing and entertaining, Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer and introduces a character destined to become one of his most enduring legacies.
A rollicking read filled with aspirational underdogs, suave sophisticates, and fractious family intrigue - Northern Echo
Enjoyable - Daily Telegraph
A juicy, engrossing read with a fabulous ending - Daily Express
Glamorous art thief-style locations weave with visits to Belmarsh prison as the story builds to its exciting conclusion. The courtroom scenes are particularly entertaining, and, of course, there's a trademark Archer twist - Daily Mail
Juicy, fast-paced read with a fabulous twist - Daily Mirror
Jeffrey is the consummate story-teller and his latest novel, Nothing Ventured [is] fast-paced and thrilling, with his trademark plot twists and cliff-hangers - Daily Mail
A pacey tale of fakes, forgeries and ripped-off Rembrandts worthy of a TV crime caper - Daily Express
If there was a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win - Daily Telegraph
Probably the greatest storyteller of our age - Daily Mail
Publication date: 19/03/2020
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
|Publication date:||19th March 2020|
|Publisher:||Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery,|
|Categories:||Historical mysteries, Sagas, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Jeffrey Archer was educated at Oxford University, where as a world-class sprinter he represented Great Britain in international competition. He became the youngest member of the House of Commons in 1969, was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1985, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 1992. All of his novels -- from 1974's Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less to 1991's As the Crow Flies -- have been international bestsellers. Mr. Archer is married, has two children, and lives in London and Cambridge, England.Photograph © Terry O’NeillMore About Jeffrey Archer