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    Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer.

    This is not a detective story; this is a story about the making of a detective....

    William Warwick has always wanted to be a detective and decides, much to his father’s dismay, that rather than become a barrister like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London’s Metropolitan Police Force.

    After graduating from university, William begins a career that will define his life: from his early months on the beat under the watchful eye of his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates, to his first high-stakes case as a fledgling detective in Scotland Yard’s arts and antiquities squad. Investigating the theft of a priceless Rembrandt painting from the Fitzmolean Museum, he meets Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery whom he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she’s terrified will come to light.

    While William follows the trail of the missing masterpiece, he comes up against suave art collector Miles Faulkner and his brilliant lawyer, Booth Watson QC, who are willing to bend the law to breaking point to stay one step ahead of William. Meanwhile, Miles Faulkner’s wife, Christina, befriends William, but whose side is she really on?

    Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand-new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer’s number one Sunday Times best-selling The Clifton Chronicles: telling the story of the life of William Warwick - as a family man and a detective who will battle throughout his career against a powerful criminal nemesis. Through twists, triumph and tragedy, this series will show that William Warwick is destined to become one of Jeffrey Archer’s most enduring legacies.

    ©2019 Jeffrey Archer (P)2019 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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    • SSA
    • 26/08/2020

    clever story

    not my cup of tea as it's focused on legal proceedings and policing, both of which I don't know much about and hope I don't need to know about. Quite technical at times, but I found myself relating well with the characters and forming feelings towards the circumstances that came up. Well though out, started alittle slow I felt but quite satisfactory.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 03/06/2020

    Typical Archer!

    Such a joy to read! And in the usual Archer style,he delivers the cliffhanger and the end

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    • Penny Lambert
    • 02/11/2019

    Great Story until last bit.

    A really good story that kept me coming back. The narration was well done too. However, during the last phase, outcomes become a little untangled & unbelievable in the author’s effort to keep the criminal nemesis in play. Obviously it has been set up to be the first book of another series. Dare I suggest another new ‘badie’ character replace the last one altogether. Having to put up with another Lady Virginia &/or Fischer type character is a little ho hum especially as Jeffrey Archer has already done it in his last series. Jeffrey Archer is better that.

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    • Yvonne Bekker
    • 13/09/2019

    Disappointing

    I was very disappointed. I have read all Jeffrey Archers books and this was by far the worst. Boring story line and so predictable. Not worth the listen.

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    • Judith Coulson
    • 07/09/2019

    Story was good until the last third of the book

    How can anyone seriously believe that the crown did not cross examine Faulkner with all the evidence they had from the private detective and Scottland Yard or check his phone calls, bank statements or travels arrangements etc. to disproof his story? The end was not believable even for as long ago as 1984.

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    • Andreas
    • 15/01/2020

    unterhaltsam - mehr auch nicht

    Von Archer gibt es bessere Bücher. Story ist hübsch erzählt aber ist nicht so, dass man nicht aufhören kann. Sehr gut der Sprecher der die verschiedenen Figuren und ihre Schattierungen super herausarbeitet. Gutes Hörtraining für British English. Aus dieser Sicht ein Genuss.