Book Review-Hidden-In-Plain-Sight

Hidden In Plain Sight

by

Jeffery Archer

*****

Hidden In Plain Sight follows on after Nothing Ventured with William continuing his good work in the police force.  Hidden In Plain Sight opens at the same cracking pace that Nothing Ventured attained and that which is expected from a Jeffery Archer novel.

William is progressing through the ranks and finds himself with a Drug Squad that is trying to catch to of the major drug importers in London.  One of the targets is Miles Faulkner who has a 4 year suspended sentence hanging over his head courtesy of the judiciary system in Nothing Ventured.  The other villain in Hidden in Plain Sight is Khalil Rashidi.  Rashidi is a drug dealer, of note, operating out of South London.

Faulkner and Rashidi meet and bond in Pentonville Prison where they bot being held pending their respective trials.  All the while Christina, Faulkner’s, soon to be, ex-wife is angling to have Faulkner’s 73 paintings, which for his entire art collection held locally, included in her divorce settlement.

Faulkner is soon in a courtroom again where again Booth Watson is his adversary

Although Sir Julian does not think of women being good enough to be a QC he does appoint Grace as his junior, where she earns some respect from her father.

I rated

Hidden In Plain Sight

as a

Four Star read.

***

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Hidden In Plain Sight

an average of 3.98 stars

from 9,853 ratings

and 793 reviews.

***

Hidden In Plain Sight

can be purchased online at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

Book Review-Nothing-Ventured

Nothing Ventured

by

Jeffery Archer

*****

It has been a few years since I last read a Jeffery Archer novel so it was with a bit of trepidation that I commenced Nothing Ventured.  I felt that I was labouring through the prologue and first chapter or so.  But I soldiered on, soon after realising that I was again reading a Jeffery Archer novel.

Nothing Ventured is the first of the William Warwick series.  Not a detective story, but the story of the making of a detective, according to the blurb.  Since he was eight years old, William Warwick had always wanted to be a detective much to his father’s disappointment.  Sir Julian had always expected that William would always join the family law firm.

After graduating with a Degree in Arts, William joins the police force and hits the beat with his first mentor, Constable Fred Yates.   William eventually has the opportunity to join Scotland Yard where he ends up in the Arts and Antiquities Squad.

His first case investigation is the seven-year-old theft of a priceless Rembrandt which was stolen from its home in the Fitzmolean Museum.

Beth Rainsford, a research assistant at the gallery, becomes the love of William’s life; however, Beth has some secrets of her own.

Towards the end of the book, there are two court cases in which William and Beth have an interest and is enjoyable to read.

After a shaky beginning, Nothing Ventured soon became a book of Archer quality.

I have rated

Nothing Ventured

as a

read.

***

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Nothing Ventured

an average of 3.91 stars

from 29,665 ratings

and 1,758 reviews.

***

Nothing Ventured

can be purchased online at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

Book Review-Prisoner-of-Birth

Prisoner of Birth

by

Jeffery Archer

Prisoner of Birth was my first Jeffery Archer read for several years and as with his past novels I was not disappointed.

I will not disagree with those who claim that the plausibility of being convicted of murder and then walking free under another’s identity may be more than stretching the truth.

However, I read for enjoyment and I always find Jeffery Archer novels entertaining. Again, I found this a real page turner.

As My-Good-Wife had only been able to purchase the large print edition, as a Father’s Day gift, the hundred or so words per page were quickly devoured!   Was there a slight reference to my nearly three score years and eyesight in that purchase???? Hmm??!!..

Definitely a

5-stars

read.

A Prisoner of Birth

Read…September 19, 2008