Newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King, in the controversial No 1 bestselling second volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy -- now reissued in a new cover. / This entertaining and controversial tale cemented Michael Dobbs' position as the country's most acute political thriller writer / It caused a storm of publicity and later became one of the most eagerly awaited BBC TV series of recent years, winning many TV awards / A Sunday Times No 1 bestseller -- over 158,000 copies already sold / The whole Francis Urquhart trilogy -- House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut -- is being repackaged to coincide with the Superlead PB publication of Michael Dobbs' new political thriller, Goodfellowe MP
Michael Dobbs has carved out a unique niche as the country's leading political thriller writer, with a reputation for always being at the right hand of political controversy. In 1979 he was at Mrs Thatcher's side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and in 1994 John Major appointed him Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. One newspaper described him as 'Westminster's baby-faced hitman'.
'With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who on earth needs enemies? His timing is again impeccable. A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. Dobbs' books grab because of their authenticity -- the man knows his stuff.' The Times 'This thriller will delight anybody who relishes political intrigue! a model of its kind and impeccably timed.' Daily Mail