Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

While the forward of this book suggests that “this is not a detective story, this is a story about a detective” there is still a mystery or two.  The detective is William Warwick who has wanted to be a police officer forever, despite the objections of his attorney father.  One of the mysteries involves a priceless stolen painting, while another involves secrets being kept by his new girlfriend who just happens to work at the museum from which the priceless Rembrandt painting was taken. 

This is a British police procedural with interesting characters and stories that provide a look at the British Justice system.  And the ending leaves a wide opening for future books involving this character. 

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