A William Warwick Novel: Book 4
Publication Date: October 19, 2021
An unputdownable story of murder, revenge and betrayal from international number one bestseller Jeffrey Archer.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING IN THIS ROLLERCOASTER 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 within 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 department, and ex-undercover agent Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold.
But can they catch the killers before it’s too late?
For a reader, the first chapter of a book provides a wealth of information. It’s beneficial in building a relationship between the author and reader, highlighting the style and tone, as well as other various nuances. My introduction to author Jeffrey Archer came with Over My Dead Body.
How I missed reading any of his books up to this point, I certainly have no idea. Archer’s touted as being one of the top storytellers in the world, which seems like a rather lofty description. However, all it took was that first chapter. Immediately, I drew several conclusions about the author:
- This man possesses exquisite talent and skill with a vast vocabulary.
- His characters, specifically Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, are multi-dimensional.
- The story I was about to read would be an engaging experience from start to finish.
Call it an international thriller that begins on the high seas and ultimately unfolds in London and Spain, among other European locales. Warwick is hot on the heels of a fugitive thought dead. Set against a backdrop of fine art, the storyline is packed with page-turning action. The author sets the bar high with crisp dialog and a cast of memorable characters. Determining the meaning behind the title was also exciting.
Over My Dead Body delivers an engaging experience produced by an author with a true gift. Discovering an author with Archer’s level of talent is like tasting the finest of wines. My goal now is to work my way through the backlist of an author who is indeed one of the top storytellers in the world.
Jeffrey Archer, whose novels include the Clifton Chronicles, the William Warwick novels and Kane and Abel, is one of the world’s bestselling authors, with sales of over 275 million copies around the world.
Famous for his discipline as a writer who works on up to fourteen drafts of each book, Jeffrey also brings a vast amount of insider knowledge to his books. Whether it’s his own career in politics, his passionate interest in art, or the wealth of fascinating background detail – inspired by the extraordinary network of friends he has built over a lifetime at the heart of Britain’s establishment – his novels provide a fascinating glimpse into a range of closed worlds.
A member of the House of Lords, the author is married to Dame Mary Archer, and they have two sons, two granddaughters and three grandsons. He splits his time between London, Grantchester in Cambridge, and Mallorca where he writes the first draft of each new novel.