A new political novel, with a new hero, from the author of The Final Cut. Robin Goodfellowe is an MP with the inquiring mind of a parliamentary Morse, and the ruthlessness of a backbench Francis Urquhart, only in pusuit of justice not preferment.
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‘Goodfellowe is a modern political hero with all the welcome weaknesses we expect… The fun (and there’s plenty of it) comes from watching honest Tom struggling with his own frailties and battling against the massed ranks of base politicians and a debased media. Michael Dobbs does for Westminster skulduggery what Agatha Christie did for the country house murder. He knows what we like and he knows how to spin a rattling good yarn.’
‘Splendid, as good as anything Dobbs has done.’
‘Eventful and entertaining… a truly exciting Mounties-to-the-rescue climax.’
Thomas Goodfellowe MP has an overdraft and an absent wife, a tormented daughter and a troublesome constituency, a sensational young secretary and a drink-driving conviction, but also an overriding concern for ordinary people – a life almost too full.
Yet from his cramped apartment above a kitchen in London's Chinatown Goodfellowe sets about doing what an MP does best: Asking questions, but listening more carefully than most to the answers.
Questions about abuses. Questions about the new Press Bill. Questions which lead him into confrontation with the Prime Minister, the police – and Freddy Corsa, a desperate and ruthless newspaper proprietor who sets out to destroy Goodfellowe not only politically but financially and sexually, too.
This is a politician in new role. A parliamentary detective, intent on pursuing his investigations no matter what the personal cost and regardless of the rules. For when a man has lost everything, the rules no longer matter.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Good. Small/slight crack to the case. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005016132