Nothing Ventured - Jeffrey Archer

Nothing Ventured

By Jeffrey Archer

  • Release Date: 2019-09-05
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings


The Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

Nothing Ventured is the incredible and thrilling novel by the master storyteller and bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles and Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer.

This is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective.

William Warwick is eight when he decides to join the police force. Resolute in the face of his prominent QC father’s objections, William graduates in Art History from university and immediately enrols as a constable in the Metropolitan Police.

Gaining insight from his first mentor, an experienced, world-weary constable, his keen mind quickly takes him into a role in Scotland Yard’s Art and Antiques unit and his first case: the recovery of a Rembrandt stolen from the Fitzmolean Museum.

It will take skill and tenacity for William to solve the crime, and along the way he will encounter many who will change his life, from Miles Faulkner, a crooked art collector, and his influential lawyer – who bends the law to the point of breaking – to research assistant Beth Rainsford, a woman with secrets who he falls hopelessly in love with . . .

William Warwick’s destiny is set, the only question is, how far will his ambition take him? Thrilling, absorbing and entertaining, Nothing Ventured heralds the start of a brand new series from master storyteller Jeffrey Archer and introduces a character destined to become one of his most enduring legacies.


  • A bit samey

    By Uiugeet
    While I love his previous books, I did recognise very similar plots and storylines to his recent chronicles, which was a bit disappointing. Hope future books in this collection are a bit more adventurous.
  • Nothing ventured by Jeffrey Archer

    By criminal hack
    A very disappointing read and his worst so far. It is disjointed, does not flow and his knowledge of legal institutions is surprisingly sparse. SNARESBROOK Crown Court is right opposite the station with no ‘News Vendors’ or any shops en route from the station. The Court of Appeal sits at the Royal Courts of Justice ; a criminal trial would not be taking place there. All High Court Judges are addressed as , My Lord , and not your honour or even m’lud. As for the police habits and the way that the female DS was treated, this is incredible. In a word Not Impressed. No lawyer or police officer would want to read it because it is so irritating.