Jeffrey Archer - Over My Dead Body
"This series gets darker as it goes along and all have been exciting reads."
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. At the heart of all three investigations are Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick, rising star of the Met, and ex-undercover operative Ross Hogan, brought in from the cold.
The main of 'Over My Dead Body' takes place in the UK with Warwick hunting down a dead man. Miles Faulkner appears to be instructing from beyond the grave his lawyer, the wickedly slimy Booth Watson QC who knows every loophole there is! Faulkner is a cad, but in this fourth book of the Warwick series, Faulkner shows his darker side. He is a tricky blighter and slippery as a snake as he continues to elude Warwick who is determined to put him back in the cell he escaped.
The beginning deals with a case of murder on an ocean liner as Warwick and his wife travel to New York. This has a scent of Christie about it, and shows that a policeman's work never lets him rest. I am running out of superlatives for Archer's books. They are immensely readable and I did find myself reading 'just a little bit more' when other chores were calling for attention! The cold cases angle also tie up neatly with a little outside help. I really loved the character of Ross Hogan and am pleased he appears in the following book, 'Next In Line'. This series gets darker as it goes along and all have been exciting reads. Archer truly is a master storyteller.
Reviewed by: C.S.