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Summary

Turn a Blind Eye is the third instalment in the gripping story of Detective Inspector William Warwick, by the master storyteller and Sunday Times number one best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles.

William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle appears to exceed his income. But as a personal relationship develops with a member of William’s team, it threatens to compromise the whole investigation.

Meanwhile, a notorious drug baron goes on trial, with the prosecution case led by William’s father and sister. And William’s wife Beth, now a mother to twins, renews an old acquaintance who appears to have turned over a new leaf, or has she?

As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realises that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye.

 

©2021 Jeffrey Archer (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Limited

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"Peerless master of the page-turner," (Daily Mail)

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A predictable Jeffrey Archer

I've read and enjoyed every Jeffrey Archer book. My problem is I can now spot the twists a mile off. The characters are well crafted and the story holds your attention so it's still a good read/listen. An excellent narrator too.
I can understand why the author leaves the story hanging (so people are keen to buy the next book) but I like the loose ends tidied up at the end of the book.

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Superb story and characterosation.

Classic Archer ending left open for book four, maybe? A very satisfying listen. Clearly read and produced.

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A great 3rd book, can't wait for the fourth...

William is becoming a gem of a literary hero. I am looking forward to the next book later in the year.

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Great

Was looking forward to reading the next William Warwick saga. It didn't disappoint. Will be waiting for the next in the series.

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Excellent listen

Enjoyable gripping story. Looking forward to the next instalment of this character.
Would recommend to all listeners.

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Brilliant Entertainment

Need to get away from it all. This is the way to do it. Great plot, credible characterisations and brilliantly read.

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Turn a blind eye

Excellent story line very well narrated Now looking forward to the next book in thebseries

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This is the worst JA series I have listened to.

It was emphasized at the beginning it was about the rise of a police officer and not a crime novel.
However the plot, which normally is JA’s strong point was so full of holes l had to keep listening to find out if the was going to be another twist to get things back on track.
The ending of the trilogy was simply “shockingly poor”.
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An engaging story with a weak ending

I greatly enjoyed the first two books in this series and downloaded this soon after listening to both. This third part is a continuation of cases and characters that feature in the earlier novels and, while also cleverly plotted, I found that having listened to all three close together in time I was struck by how some of the same red herrings and plot twists were re-used. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the book but was surprised that a major piece of evidence that would have been crucial in the case wasn't used in the prosecutions final speech and that a convenient and unconvincing last minute intervention was used to clinch the outcome: a lazy and weak way to end a story.
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superb!

gripping storyline, very believable. What a devious mind develops such a storyline! absolutely superb.