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Backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in the search for the new Dalai Lama in this highly original and compelling thriller from the author of GOODFELLOWE MP and HOUSE OF CARDS – now reissued in new cover style.
Tom Goodfellowe is the unlikeliest of political heroes. An MP whose career has already been consigned to the scrapheap of history, with a private life that staggers between confusion and chaos... And it’s all about to get worse.
A new Dalai Lama is born. The infant god-king of Tibet. And around the child explodes an international conspiracy that will carve a trail of death from the slopes of Mount Everest right to the heart of London’s Chinatown.
Goodfellowe becomes drawn into a murderous race against time and against sinister sources within his own government. On the outcome will hang the fate of one of the world’s great religions – and Goodfellowe’s turbulent personal life. Because someone, someone very close, is betraying him at every turn.
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‘A rattling good yarn to keep you warm on long winter nights... It deserves to be relished... Here is good old-fashioned entertainment in the great British tradition of Rider Haggard, done with wit, skill, pace and panache.’
‘Parliamentary intrigue, political scandal and government treachery... Dobbs demonstrates why he is the master.’
Times Literary Supplement
‘Slick, fast-moving and distinctive.’
Mail on Sunday
Michael Dobbs’ acclaimed new hero, Thomas Goodfellowe MP, returns in a compelling novel of political and diplomatic intrigue.
In the best-selling 'Goodfellowe MP', Michael Dobbs introduced Thomas Goodfellowe, a backbench MP with a tumultuous private life and a talent for asking awkward questions, whose concern for ordinary people and determination to expose abuses of power – inside and outside Westminster – have a habit of thrusting him into conflict with the mightiest forces in the land – regardless of the personal cost.
In 'Goodfellowe MP' he took on a powerful newspaper baron. Now Goodfellowe is caught up in an international power game played all the way from the mountains of Tibet to the back streets of Soho. At its centre is the search for a child whose fate may decide the future of not only a nation but an entire religion – the Dalai Lama.
For the Tibetans who seek his latest reincarnation, he is a figure of immense importance: the temporal head of their country and the spiritual leader of all Tibetan Buddhists. For the Chinese, he offers an opportunity to deal a serious blow to the Tibetan independence movement – if they can find the child first and replace him with their own puppet figure.
It is as the long trail leads to the Tibetan community in Britain, and to the streets around his home in London’s Chinatown, that Thomas Goodfellowe becomes involved in an affair that threatens to escalate into an international crisis.
“Splendid, as good as anything Dobbs has done.”
“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.”
GYLES BRANDRETH, 'Sunday Express'
“Eventful and entertaining... a truly exciting Mounties-to-the-rescue climax.”
GERALD KAUFMAN, 'Daily Telegraph'
“John Osborne was the first of the ‘angry young men’. He had an immense talent and a powerful message. Michael Dobbs is yet another ‘angry young man’. A rattling good yarn which I read with a pleasure that will be shared by many a reader.”
JULIAN CRITCHLEY, 'Evening Standard'
“Dobbs uses his inside-track knowledge of Westminsterial machinations to spirited effect. An enjoyable read, coupled with authentic insight.”
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Book Description Harper, 2002. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 384 pages. 6.80x4.20x1.10 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0006497985
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