“Hidden in Plain Sight” by Jeffrey Archer drops readers into the middle of a team meeting of the Art and Antiques Squad. The main characters in this continue from the previous book, but relationships fold easily into current scenarios to help new readers catch up on previous action. There is new assignment with new responsibilities, an elite drugs unit. DC William Warwick pulls from his past to solve crimes of the present, and things are complicated when dealing with drug suppliers and users.
The story is about individuals, their activities, their feelings, their instincts, and their relationships with the public, both good and bad. Conversations and everyday activities provide the background that enables readers to know characters as people not just as law breakers and law enforcers. They are believable and persistent. Readers also experience events from both sides, however, things are not always what they appear to be, and sometimes people lie to get what they want. To bring down the “big prize,” the mega drug lord, the team employs the title strategy “hiding in plain sight.”
“Hidden in Plain Sight” is about people; they drive the plot, they drive everything. The story unfolds with suspense, action, and non-stop twists and turns. Things get better and more complicated as the story progresses and sometimes even the dead want revenge and justice.
And the ending? Well stay tuned! I receive a review copy of “Hidden in Plain Sight” from Jeffrey Archer and St Martin’s Press. I cannot wait for the next installment.