The Buddha of Brewer Street (Thomas Goodfellowe)

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9780006497981: The Buddha of Brewer Street (Thomas Goodfellowe)

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.’
Sunday Express

‘Parliamentary intrigue, political scandal and government treachery… Dobbs demonstrates why he is the master.’
Times Literary Supplement

‘Slick, fast-moving and distinctive.’
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Thomas Goodfellowe is caught up in a compelling international power game played all the way from the inaccessible mountains of Tibet to the backstreets of Soho. At its centre is the search for a child whose fate may decide the future not only of a nation but of 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. Yet he is also crucial to the Chinese, who plan to suppress the Tibetan independence movement by finding the child first, and replacing 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 Soho, that Thomas Goodfellowe becomes involved in an affair that threatens to escalate into an international crisis.

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