In London, the Metropolitan Police set up a new Unsolved Murders Unit to catch the criminals of cold cases.
In Geneva, millionaire art collector Miles Faulkner had been convicted of forgery and theft, but was pronounced dead two months ago. Why is his unscrupulous lawyer still representing Faulkner, a dead client?
On a luxury liner, the SS Alden, en route to New York, the battle for power at the heart of a wealthy dynasty is about to turn to murder. Fraser Buchanan, the Chairman of the Pilgrim Line that owns the ship, dies during a meal. Luckily, Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick is on board, but his attempts to prove that the patriarch was poisoned are thwarted by a burial at sea that he’s powerless to prevent.
In his book, Over My Dead Body, Jeffrey Archer weaves these three investigations together with Detective Chief Inspector William Warwick in the middle of them all.