Description - Whispers of Betrayal by Michael Dobbs
In the new novel of treachery at the highest levels from the bestselling author of House of Cards, backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in a national crisis as the capital is held to ransom by one angry man. Colonel Peter Amadeus is an old soldier with a grievance. He wants an apology from the Prime Minister. But this Prime Minister does not believe in apologizing for anything. For Amadeus it becomes a matter of honour - and retribution. Soon London is a city under siege, its lifelines cut. Then comes his ultimatum: the Prime Minister must resign - or London will be destroyed. Only one man stands between the capital and disaster - Tom Goodfellowe, a backbench MP who can't even sort out his own life, let alone save the lives of others. He is a man torn between ambition, honour and love - with the fate of London slipping swiftly through his fingers.
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Thomas Goodfellowe MP, Michael Dobbs's maverick politico, returns for another adventure in which he finds, yet again, that despite unquashable stirrings of ambition for high office, he cannot be a team-player on the side of his even more power-hungry, and certainly more ruthless, party bosses. Dobbs has married a convincingly cynical insider's view of the byzantine ways of Westminster power-broking and spin-doctoring to a dramatic plot involving terrorist-style direct action by a group of disgruntled ex-sevice personnel, with the charismatically flawed but fundamentally decent Goodfellowe at the centre. As the terrorist band wreaks a series of highly imaginative stunts on the capital and the image-obsessed prime minister fears for his position if they are not apprehended, Goodfellowe struggles to save the city and the PM's reputation from a climactic armageddon, while still finding time to pursue his passionate relationship with his sexy restaurateur girlfriend and attempt a reconciliation with his troubled daughter, and still entertain fantasies about exchanging his backbencher's bicycle for a ministerial limo. A page-turning read to the cliffhanger ending, with some excellent fun at the expense of politics and politicians along the way. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs was at Mrs Thatcher's side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and was a key aide to John Major when he was voted out. In between times he was bombed in Brighton, banished from Chequers and blamed for failing to secure a Blair-Major television debate. He is now one of the country's leading political commentators and a BBC TV presenter of current affairs.