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Summary

An unpauseable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one best seller Jeffrey Archer. 

The clock is ticking in this roller-coaster ride of a thriller....

In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit - a cold case squad - to catch the criminals nobody else can.

In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner - convicted of forgery and theft - was pronounced dead two months ago. So why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing a dead client?

On a luxury liner en route to New York, the battle for power at the heart of a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder.

And at the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold.

But can they catch the killers before it’s too late? 

Jeffrey Archer’s previous novel Nothing Ventured was a number one Sunday Times best seller w/c 28th March 2020.

©2021 Jeffrey Archer (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Probably the greatest storyteller of our age." (Mail on Sunday)

"Peerless master of the page turner." (Daily Mail

"If there were a Nobel Prize for storytelling, Archer would win." (Daily Telegraph)

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Excellent story

No sex, no violence, no swearing, just a riveting story. All we have come to expect. Excellently performed.


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Story telling at its finest

First time I’ve listened to an audio book of Jeffrey Archer as I enjoy reading and holding a book in my hand but I enjoyed many hours of walking whilst happily listening to this intricate and intelligent story. I enjoyed the interview with Jeffrey at the end insightful as a fellow writer

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Easy listening in car etc

It’s easy listening and I was slightly curious to see what would happen after the ptevious book. But losing interest and hardly great literature, nor up to author’s earlier works.

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Just what I needed

A very enjoyable book. What a relief after some other books I have been listening to. Also enjoyed the interview with jeffrey archer at the end.

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brilliant

another great story told as only Jeffery Archer can! listened with Audible and had to listen in one go

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Okay, until she ripped off his trousers

I had read a few of Jeffrey's earlier books like First Among Equals , and they were great, but this one is not that good. I can't figure out when it is set. Victorian England or the modern day. The 1st part of the story on the ocean cruise was fine , and 2nd part started well. Then it starts to get silly. When the detectives wife rips off his trousers, that was when I stopped listening and deleted the book . I won't be buying any more Jeffrey Archer books after this one.

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Another superb mystery with William Warwick

I just loved the way that Jeffrey Archer portrays his characters and the drips of humour within the prose. George Blagden reads the stories, so well and keeps you turning the pages( or keeping in listening mode, on Audible)! Both author and performer keep you amused/ excited and holding your breath as William Warwick combines his family,work and friends relationships all tightly interwoven. A brilliant book that I highly recommend; it will entertain a diverse group of readers.

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Usual quality of story

From Jeffrey Archer keeps you wanting to know what happens next.
Fascinating interview from the author at the end. He is indeed a master story teller. May he get to the end of his quest.

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fantastic book.

loved this latest installment. kept me on the edge of my seat. can't wait to see what DCI Warwick does next.
Love the narrator, such smooth story telling.

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Compelling Read

Another compelling adventure from the master storyteller Jeffrey Archer. I tried in vain to listen slowly and make the story last, but as usual was immediately hooked into the multi-layered plot, reaching the final chapter in no time.
The characters are very likeable and you quickly become invested in their lives. A life-changing event for one person sends the story spinning in another direction, but not away from the main plot. This is a particular skill of this author, whom I have greatly admired for years since first reading Kane and Abel.
The interview with Jeffrey Archer was informative and enjoyable. The section on writers and storytellers was thought provoking and has made me review the authors that I would place in each category; I realise there is a much smaller list who have the gift of both. There are many writers who are renowned purely for their superior command of language and metaphorical mastery, which is admirable in itself. However, without the gift of being able to tell a good story too, the reader loses the momentum of wanting to find out what comes next, which is equally essential.
I would thoroughly recommend this book, but I think there is a huge benefit in reading the previous books in the series to learn what leads up to the current situation. Excellent narration once again!

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One of his best...

Having read or listen to almost all of Sir Archer's books since the 80's, I can honestly say this is one of his best.
And George Blagden is just fantastic bringing all the characters to life.

However, the interview at the end of the book alone is worth a credit. I humbly advise you not to miss it.

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