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  • Hidden in Plain Sight

  • William Warwick, Book 2
  • Written by: Jeffrey Archer
  • Narrated by: George Blagden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Written by: Jeffrey Archer
Narrated by: George Blagden
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Publisher's Summary

Hidden in Plain Sight is the second brilliant and captivating novel featuring William Warwick by the master storyteller and best-selling author of the Clifton Chronicles, Jeffrey Archer.

Newly promoted, Detective Sergeant William Warwick has been reassigned to the drugs squad. His first case: to investigate a notorious south London drug lord known as the Viper.

But as William and his team close the net around a criminal network unlike any they have ever encountered, he is also faced with an old enemy, Miles Faulkner. It will take all of William’s cunning to devise a means to bring both men to justice; a trap neither will expect, one that is hidden in plain sight....

Filled with Jeffrey Archer’s trademark twists and turns, Hidden in Plain Sight is the gripping next instalment in the life of William Warwick. It follows on from Nothing Ventured, but can be read as a standalone story.

©2020 Jeffrey Archer (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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Un-Switch-Offable!

I fell in love with Harry Clifton and now I'm in love with William Warrick! The 2nd book in the series is even more gripping than the first with the courtroom bit providing as a great cliffhanger. Every new Archer book leaves me wanting more!

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Masterpiece Composition

Another masterpiece from a master storyteller in the second book of the Warwick Chronicles. Jeffery Archer never fails to astonish his fans and this one is no exception. The protagonist, having been promoted as a Detective Sergeant is now assigned a high profile case of busting a drug cartel operating out of London. During the investigation, he encounters his school friend turned drug trader who offers to help in return for a safe passage out of the country. On other hand, the perpetrator from the art world who is on a suspended sentence is out to destroy the reputation of the protagonist.  The investigation is intertwined with his nuptials and excitement of fathering twins shortly thereafter. The work-life balance of a police officer's life with a supportive family has been brilliantly narrated by the author.  The investigation is intense, wades through several rough terrains with lots of action and suspense. While the drug cartel's operation center is exposed and key operatives apprehended, the plot culminates with the art world antagonist lacing another web of fraud. Therefore, waiting for the next installment in the series of Warwick Chronicles. Recommend to read the first book to understand the evolution of all personalities and backgrounds of the sequel.

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Very nice book

A very nice book. Narration is too Good. Character voice is different for everyone. That added pleaaure to listening

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good story as always from Jeffrey Archer

the narration was very good. the story was definitely better than the first one in the series...
can't wait for the third

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awesome story and excellent charcerization

Mr Archer never disappoints you. He knows what works and what doesn't . Hus grip on stories related to Art shows how much he cares for it. Certainly some aspects coming in from his personal experience.

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Keep Distance

Liked it. Realized thar one should keep a gap between sequels to enjoy the books better

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Brilliant!

Blagden brings it to life for me. The menace in the conversation between Rashidi and Faulkner is palpable and William's breathless anticipation when he races into the hospital ward to see Beth is so exciting. Thank you for this exceptional narration

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  • Michael
  • 18-04-21

A soap oper

Jeffrey disappointed me as it followed after the clifton chronicles which ran ougirPetert of steam as it made it to the finish line exhausted. William Warrick is following the same old well worn path into a trite boring and far too long series. The twins names a boy and a girl were called Peter Paul And I was expecting Mary for the girl’s name.
Not a patch on Kane and Able.

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  • Priya S
  • 02-12-20

Yet another page Turner!!!!

I can never get tired of calling Mr Archer the master story teller, just as he never fails to entertain his readers!!! With Faulkner and Rashidi both hungry for Warwick’s blood, the next instalment of the Warwick Saga is going to be just as thrilling I’m sure! If only one wouldn’t have to wait an entire year to find out!!

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  • Chris Pearce-Ramwell
  • 30-10-20

A true master storyteller

It is a shame when you reach the end of a book as you know it will be along wait until the next one. Hidden in plain sight is excellently written and perfectly narrated and kept my interest right from the first chapter all through to the end. I look forward to the next Warwick instalment with a little too much impatience.

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  • Victoria E Courage
  • 01-04-22

Why do those ridiculous voices

Why did this voice actor and or the director feel the need to have the female characters speaking with such ridiculous and frankly grating accents and speech styles.
Completely detracts from the story narrative.
Stop it!

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  • Chris
  • 23-12-21

Spoilt by bad narration

The narrator has a very dull monotone voice for a lot of the time, it is a shame as it flattens any suspense.

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  • Sara6119
  • 05-12-21

Sadly pedestrian…

I listened to the first in this series but I gave up a few chapters in with this one. The main reason being the narrators voice… the protagonist sounded so dull and the women characters were given as the weakest wettest voices with no personalities…
It became increasingly annoying so I gave up. The story wasn’t enough to keep me going I’m afraid…
Therefore I returned the title…

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  • Andrew Davies
  • 13-08-21

Cosy

Implausibly "twee". A pleasant enough tale but not to my taste. L J Ross and Ian Rankin do it better.

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  • Spoon
  • 23-01-21

Disappointed

I have been JA loyal fan for a long time. However, after suffering unfinished ending for 6 books of Clifon Chronicles, I will now stop after this 2nd book of William WaRick. Enough is enough.

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  • osteo1
  • 06-11-20

Excellent, all be it with a very annoying ending!

A great follow on to book 1 in the William Warwick novel series. I only hope we don't have to wait months for the next instalment as with so many characters, plots. sub plots remembering all of it will be tough. Seriously advise reading/ listening to the first book in the series otherwise you won't really understand what is going on.

This story is very good. Some parts are a little obvious and some parts are drawn out, but all in all it makes for a really great listen. Didn't see that ending happening, hence why I hope we don't have to with long for book 3.

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  • Carole
  • 31-10-20

Another cracking read

I almost listened to this book in one session, Jeffrey Archer never fails looking forward to the next book.

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  • jackie2735
  • 04-11-20

another brilliant story

Great story line, and so very well read. I'm looking forward to the next book already.

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  • Don
  • 21-03-21

can't wait

Pre-ordered the book already. Only some of it gave away that there was a twist approaching. Even the twists were well written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-21

Another of Archer’s beautifully written books

I thought this book started a little slowly, but of course Jeffery Archer created his usual twists and turns and I realised that I was enjoying it immensely.
Warrick and his family are very likeable and interesting characters.
The performance was delivered most professionally with each character being quite believable.
Thank you once again Mr Archer.

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  • Selina ROBINSON
  • 15-12-22

Great read

Love this book as it starts to define the main characters personality as he matures. Still a great story in this saga!

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  • Nigel Durbridge
  • 07-12-22

nice twist at the end

narrator was very very good, Archer always has a twist at the end, well worth a listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-22

Great story and fantastic Narrator

Five stars, thoroughly enjoyed. George Blagden is a master of accents bringing characters to life.

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  • David
  • 07-04-21

Loved It

Cop stories come thick and not always so fast. This one has me in. The setting, the family, fellow cop profiles, all very good and realistic. The narration - said this one, said that one, is a bit of a pain. But all that aside is nothing when you sit back and listen to Archer describe his characters, describe his scenes, this is master class. The construction of the tale is superb, yes of course you can foresee some of the events, but this is not story-booking tale open like a country road. Jeffrey Archer if you care to study him, is a complex individual with a vast background with shall we say, a very deep cup of life that he draws on so wonderfully here as in most of his books. This Warwick series is a fresh cut, not just a retelling of past tales in a new cover, I look forward to number three - Turn a blind eye. In the meanwhile I'm pretty stoked with what I have just read for the second time around. You cannot help but be enthralled by this master of his class.

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  • terry o` neill`
  • 28-11-20

I buy a book to have some ending

Shallow worst book i have read from j archer. If i hear caveman again I’ll scream. Predictable and no ending. I’ve read all of archers books all got 4 to 5 stars

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  • Kristine Brown
  • 09-11-20

Great Series!

I am really enjoying this series. I hope it won't be long until the next book is out.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-11-20

Enjoyable

Another thrilling story from this great storyteller.
Action packed and exciting plot that as usual has many twists and turns.