Turn a Blind Eye is the third instalment in the gripping story of Detective Inspector William Warwick, by the master storyteller and Sunday Times number one bestselling author of the Clifton Chronicles.
William Warwick, now a Detective Inspector, is tasked with a dangerous new line of work, to go undercover and expose crime of another kind: corruption at the heart of the Metropolitan Police Force. His team is focused on following Detective Jerry Summers, a young officer whose lifestyle appears to exceed his income. But as a personal relationship develops with a member of William’s team, it threatens to compromise the whole investigation.
Meanwhile, a notorious drug baron goes on trial, with the prosecution case led by William’s father and sister. And William’s wife Beth, now a mother to twins, renews an old acquaintance who appears to have turned over a new leaf, or has she?
As the undercover officers start to draw the threads together, William realizes that the corruption may go deeper still, and more of his colleagues than he first thought might be willing to turn a blind eye.
‘Peerless master of the page-turner’
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Detective William Warwick continues his rise through the ranks of London’s Metropolitan Police in the third book of Jeffrey Archer’s compelling series. When a new case requires William to go undercover in his own department, Archer skilfully explores the different ideological motives that drive people to corruption, or—perhaps worse—to turn a blind eye to it. Combining the trial of a drug baron, the death of a criminal financier, William’s own investigations and his wife’s social circle, the book is vast in scale and ambition, culminating in an expertly paced and gripping final chapter. The book offers all the virtues of Archer’s most famous stories, set against the thoroughly enjoyable backdrop of London in the late ’80s.