Nothing Ventured

Nothing Ventured➮ [Read] ➪ Nothing Ventured By Jeffrey Archer ➺ – Heartforum.co.uk Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer s New York Times bestselling Clifton Chronicles introducing Detective William Warwick But this is not a detecti Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series in the style of Jeffrey Archer sNew York Times bestselling Clifton Chronicles introducing Detective William Warwick But this is not a detective story, this is a story about the making of a detectiveWilliam Warwick has always wanted to be a detective, and decides, much to his father s dismay, that rather than become a lawyer like his father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace, he will join London s Metropolitan Police ForceAfter 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 who he falls hopelessly in love with, even as Beth guards a secret of her own that she s terrified will come to lightWhile 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 This new series introduces William Warwick, 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.

Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston super Mare born April is an English author and former politicianHe was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment He is married to Mary Archer, a scientist specialising in solar power Outside politics, he is a novelist, playwright and short story writerWikipedia linkhttp uscmillan author jeffre.

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Nothing Ventured
  • Jeffrey Archer
  • English
  • 27 June 2017
  • 1250200768

10 thoughts on “Nothing Ventured

  1. Matt says:

    First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Jeffrey Archer, and St Martin s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Having loved Jeffrey Archer s Clifton Chronicles, I was pleased to see this new series that will have my fellow fans just as excited Those who remember Harry Clifton and his prodigious career as a writer will remember the William Warwick novels that were the author s bread and butter Archer has decide First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Jeffrey Archer, and St Martin s Press for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review.Having loved Jeffrey Archer s Clifton Chronicles, I was pleased to see this new series that will have my fellow fans just as excited Those who remember Harry Clifton and his prodigious career as a writer will remember the William Warwick novels that were the author s bread and butter Archer has decided to shed some light on these, writing a series of novels about the man who climbed the ranks of the police service In this series debut, William has decided not to follow in his father s footsteps and refuses to read law Instead, he chooses the path of art history before enrolling in the police academy After passing his entrance exams, Warwick is sent to the beat, where he garners some much needed experience under the tutelage of a seasoned copper When given the chance to write the detective s exam, he soars through the experience and is soon assigned to Art and Antiquities, using his attention to detail and past academic experiences Warwick has much to learn, but is also tossed out to juggle a number of cases, all of which take him in different directions and has him meeting book forgers, currency schemers, and even traffickers in stolen artwork While not entirely won over by his son s choices, Sir Julian Warwick QC can see the benefits to Warwick s choices and works with him on a side project It would seem the woman who has caught young DC William Warwick s eye has a secret she has tried to keep her herself However, as Warwick grows fonder of Beth Rainsford, he cannot fight the urge to unravel yet another mystery A brilliant launching pad to what I hope will be a sensational series, Archer does not disappoint readers with this piece Highly recommended to those who love Lord Archer s writing style, as well as readers who like a light and fast paced police procedural series with artistic flavourings.In my long reading career, I can say that I have long loved every opportunity that I have had to curl up with a Jeffrey Archer novel His ability to keep the story simple and yet enthralling is second to none, while also developing strong characters and a plot that keeps the reader wantingAs I mentioned above, this is an interesting project, one in which Archer almost assumes the role of Harry Clifton in crafting these stories that appeared throughout the Clifton Chronicles William Warwick serves as a wonderful protagonist whose early rise as an officer of the law is documented here From his passion for police work on the beat through to his intuition and ability to find clues where others fail, Warwick is both in tune with his surroundings and a character worthy of the reader s attention The novel portrays both his personal and professional sides, injecting the needed passion in each to develop a well rounded individual who enriches the larger story There are many threads left dangling, which Archer will hopefully tie off or add to in the subsequent novels of the series Others enrich the story and the plot lines, complementing Warwick where possible, but also developing sub plots that could emerge in future novels The story was strong and introduced the reader to this most formidable character While some may worry that there is a need to know the Clifton Chronicles to read this piece, the Warwick novels are independent of the previous series, though I am sure devout fans of Clifton will see tie ins when Harry mentioned the novels throughout his time as a protagonist in Archer s earlier work A mix of short and longer chapters, as well as Archer s use of themes from past novels art, policing, court proceedings allow this series debut to be one that is sure to garner much discussion and anticipation between novels I, for one, cannot wait to see how William Warwick will rise through the ranks to the pinnacle of his career.Kudos, Lord Archer, for this great start As you mentioned in the author s note, I can only hope you will survive the entire journey as you dazzle your countless fans.Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge

  2. Tim says:

    I wanted to give this four stars, however, the second half diminished that option 6 of 10 stars

  3. MicheleReader says:

    Fans of Jeffrey Archer rejoice We have a new series to savor The first book in this new saga was simply wonderful We meet William Warwick who we actually first met as a fictional character in The Clifton Chronicles, son of Sir Julian Warwick QC as he chooses law enforcement as his career and quickly rises to Scotland Yard in its Arts and Antiquities squad We already know he is bound for great things His first major case is solving the theft of a Rembrandt from the Fitzmolean Museum, where Fans of Jeffrey Archer rejoice We have a new series to savor The first book in this new saga was simply wonderful We meet William Warwick who we actually first met as a fictional character in The Clifton Chronicles, son of Sir Julian Warwick QC as he chooses law enforcement as his career and quickly rises to Scotland Yard in its Arts and Antiquities squad We already know he is bound for great things His first major case is solving the theft of a Rembrandt from the Fitzmolean Museum, where he meets his love interest Beth, who has some secrets of her own Wonderful storytelling and character development Very entertaining read Can t wait for the next installment Many thanks to NetGalley, St Martin s Press and the wonderful Lord Jeffrey Archer for an advance copyOn a personal note, Archer was my late mother s favorite author and through her, I discovered his books Sadly she never got to read the final installments of The Clifton Chronicles which she loved so much Now every time I finish one his latest books, I feel I am reading it for the both of us Thanks Mom, you taught me well

  4. Judy says:

    This is my first time reading anything written by Jeffrey Archer I have no idea why I haven t picked up one of his books earlier didn t know what I was missing First of all I really, really enjoy British detective novels and this fits the bill to a tee This is the first in the William Warwick series William has wanted to be a detective since the age of eight so he chooses to pursue that path against his father s wishes his father is an attorney and wants William to follow in his footste This is my first time reading anything written by Jeffrey Archer I have no idea why I haven t picked up one of his books earlier didn t know what I was missing First of all I really, really enjoy British detective novels and this fits the bill to a tee This is the first in the William Warwick series William has wanted to be a detective since the age of eight so he chooses to pursue that path against his father s wishes his father is an attorney and wants William to follow in his footsteps William has good instincts and has put in his time learning the trade when he gets tapped for the Arts and Antiquities department in Scotland Yard It was fun following William through his first cases and seeing both his successes and his failures William gets wrapped up in a doozy of a case and I enjoyed following the leads with him I look forward to reading the next book in this series when it becomes available Thanks to Jeffrey Archer and St Martin s Press for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review

  5. Gary says:

    Another excellent novel by Jeffrey Archer that left me wondering why don t I readof his books It s true that I always enjoy his books and feel in awe of his writing which appears to write with ease.This is the start of a new series that features Detective William Warwick A detective who decided on his career against his fathers wishes, who was hoping he would become a lawyer His father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace also appear in this book and I am sure will also feature Another excellent novel by Jeffrey Archer that left me wondering why don t I readof his books It s true that I always enjoy his books and feel in awe of his writing which appears to write with ease.This is the start of a new series that features Detective William Warwick A detective who decided on his career against his fathers wishes, who was hoping he would become a lawyer His father, Sir Julian Warwick QC, and his sister Grace also appear in this book and I am sure will also feature in future books This book is agentle crime novel rather than thegritty detective novels sought by many readers I enjoy both type of books but with Archers writing you get very strong descriptive characters and well thought out plots Within this novel you can already see Archer sowing the seeds for further story lines to come in following novels.I am suffering today after feeling the need to stay up into the early hours of the morning to finish this novel Recommended

  6. Stacey says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Let me begin by stating that I won Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer in a giveaway I put in for as I ve become quite the fan of detective murder mysteries thanks to Agatha Christie, however this was not that In saying that, I also thought it a bit ridiculous for him to mention her name in this novel, as well as Poirot s when stating that DNA evidence was making it harder to defend criminals, as Poirot does not defend anyone he seeks only the truth It was a name drop, and a confusing one, as Let me begin by stating that I won Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer in a giveaway I put in for as I ve become quite the fan of detective murder mysteries thanks to Agatha Christie, however this was not that In saying that, I also thought it a bit ridiculous for him to mention her name in this novel, as well as Poirot s when stating that DNA evidence was making it harder to defend criminals, as Poirot does not defend anyone he seeks only the truth It was a name drop, and a confusing one, as the author himself states that this novel is not a detective mystery but a novel about a detective s life In saying all that, the novel is well written other than William laughing as much as he did, it felt childish and was very easy to read, but if you are unaware with some British terms you may need to look them up though the rest of the sentences should fill in the blank for you examples kip sleep, gaffer boss, and kerb curb just difference in British and American spelling However, I wanted to give it three stars I liked it but some parts of the novel were just too much of a miss for me so I gave it two stars it was okay The first three chapters for example I thought were a slow way of beginning the story while being cheesy at that It begins with a father disappointed in his son not following his footsteps snooze The story began for me in chapter four, but then once again felt cheesy and cliche in the fifth chapter when the officer who has taken the young rookie William Warwick under his wing was killed in a routine stop, one day short of his retirement saw that coming If someone dies in a novel, I think you should feel something and for me this death was not surprising in the least, it s been so overdone in other stories I rolled my eyes when William woke up in his hospital bed to find his partner had been killed William then meets a beautiful girl named Beth and after 6 short months they both announce how madly in love they are and want to marry, this too felt pretty cliche but hey, some loves are like that still feels cliche, I think the author added it to the story possibly to give the next part of the story a door to cross, though it was another issue I had with the novel The part that gives conflict to his relationship with Beth is when Mrs Faulkner climbs into bed with Warwick cliche and he felt he had two choices to turn on the light and tell her to leave possible risking the return of the priceless art or to sleep with her and not tell Beth, securing the Rembrandt s return This kinda made no sense to me on a few levels, 1 he had just told Beth how much he loved her and he wants to marry her so would he really risk that Perhaps someone married a long time in a semi happy relationship would but I don t think a madly in love person would, 2 Mrs Faulkner needed the cops on her sidethan William needed to sleep with her to secure the painting, it and the detective were already on board the yacht on the way to the museum with the police to be receiving them when they docked I really don t think he was in enough of a corner to justify it so in my mind it just makes him an non loyal, untrustworthy creep , and 3 Mrs Faulkner had put a private eye on her husband to gather as much information on his adultery as possible to secure the best possible out come in her divorce proceedings, why would she risk her husband doing the same to her which she should believe he would as he has the resources to do so and discover she had slept with the detective In my opinion, what she stood to gain from the divorce would have been too much a risk to ruin it on a young detective who hardly seemed receptive of the advance in the first place he never made any show of flirtation towards her The final cheesy and cliche part was the very end of the book Mr Faulkner gets off with probation on the condition he does not commit any crimes or is thrown in prison to serve his full sentence, fine But why on Earth when he shows up to the grand revealing of the returned Rembrandt and of the Rubens which he was so kind in gifting the museum would Faulkner whisper into Warwick s ear that he d love to show him the real original Rubens in his New York apartment This made NO sense, considering the judge let him off easy on the condition that he supply the museum with the Rubens they believed to be the real deal Warwick could bring this to someone s attention and have the Rubens at the museum scrutinized and for the mere fact that this is the man who basically almost put you in prison and relieved you of your two precious stolen artworks Why would he light that fire inside the detective again, considering he kinda got away with it just barely the first time There s no way someone would be so foolish, and I get that it sets up the next book but it is so far from anything realistic If Faulkner doesn t go to prison next time, I feel the readers of the series will be surely let down, because of the blatant careless demeanor Faulkner showed and the fact that it will be just another failure to the hero Warwick

  7. NILTON TEIXEIRA says:

    One of my favorite authors It s always a pleasure reading his books Every time he releases a new book it becomes my priority.His writing style is so good, so easy to follow He is, without any doubt, a wonderful storyteller.But, no matter how much I love this author, I have to be honest.With that said, this book, although quite entertaining, was a disappointment, especially after reading the exceptional Clifton Chronicles series I will never forget Lady Virginia I hated her so much lol.The One of my favorite authors It s always a pleasure reading his books Every time he releases a new book it becomes my priority.His writing style is so good, so easy to follow He is, without any doubt, a wonderful storyteller.But, no matter how much I love this author, I have to be honest.With that said, this book, although quite entertaining, was a disappointment, especially after reading the exceptional Clifton Chronicles series I will never forget Lady Virginia I hated her so much lol.The flow is great and very fast and very engaging.I did not want to stop reading it But everything is so easy, and everyone is so polite and everything happens so fast There is no excitement or a real mystery, and at the same time it s far from boring, but it is totally shallow and forgettable If you don t read this one you are not missing anything My 3 stars rating is only because I love his writing style I m really glad that I borrowed a copy from the public library Regardless, I m looking forward to reading the follow up of this new series I do hope it will get better

  8. RG says:

    The plot had elements which were too cliched for me plus things happened too quickly I felt this was subpar as compared to his other novels.

  9. Laurie • The Baking Bookworm says:

    Jeffrey Archer is a favourite among many of my library patrons and I ve enjoyed the first book from his popular Clifton Chronicles series Now, Archer is back with a new series which stars Detective William Warwick, one of London s Metropolitan Police Force s newest officers.Nothing Ventured focuses on two art themed schemes and readers are given a brief background on Warwick s family life Art fans will enjoy the mentions of famous art pieces artists and the ensuing art fraud but those topics d Jeffrey Archer is a favourite among many of my library patrons and I ve enjoyed the first book from his popular Clifton Chronicles series Now, Archer is back with a new series which stars Detective William Warwick, one of London s Metropolitan Police Force s newest officers.Nothing Ventured focuses on two art themed schemes and readers are given a brief background on Warwick s family life Art fans will enjoy the mentions of famous art pieces artists and the ensuing art fraud but those topics didn t quite hold my interest and I felt the tension was lacking just a bit There is a romantic aspect but their connection happens quite quickly leaving readers to be told about their relationship but not actually witnessing it The author s blurb states that this book is not a detective story, but a story about a detective but I came away feeling that I didn t get to know Warwick as well as I would have hoped The good news is, this is a series so I figure readers will get to know Warwick better as the series progresses.While I m not overly enthusiastic with this first book in the series, this was a good read and I appreciate that Warwick is a smart and eager good guy He s a breath of fresh air and I m hopeful that we ll get to know Warwick and his family who added wit better in future books.Disclaimer My sincere thanks to St Martin s Press for my complimentary digital copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review

  10. Diane says:

    I am a die hard fan of Jeffrey Archer, from stand alone novels to a series His ability to tell a story, descriptive words and my love of most things Britishkeeps me coming back forExploring the good and bad of the art world was a nice beginning to the developing character of detective Warwick Enjoy

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