A story about a detective; a new series by Jeffrey Archer

Nothing Ventured (William Warwick Novels Book 1)

By: Jeffrey Archer

Rating: 5 of 5

When the author says that this is not a detective story; it is a story about a detective, he means exactly that. While there is a whodunnit, it isn’t difficult to figure out, it is how the detective goes about learning how to be exactly that, that the story is about.

William Warwick has gone against his father’s wishes (that he study law) and, instead, has gone into police work. He studies law in University but then goes on to become a beat cop rather than qualify for a plan to jump ahead in his career.

The story follows him in this journey and a year or two can pass quickly by. The main focus is once William has become a detective and his work in Scotland Yard’s art and antiquities branch.

William wants to work his way up the hard way but his expertise in certain areas is so useful to his superiors that he moves more quickly up.

It’s a great new start to a series but don’t expect this to be a mystery series. It is a fictional account about how a young man becomes a top ranking detective.

I was provided a digital advance reader copy of this book by the publisher via Netgalley.

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