‘This blood-and-thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity… a great triumph.’
‘The exciting thriller that has Westminster buzzing. Here is a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government. House of Cards is fast-moving, revelatory and brilliant.’
From the Back Cover
When Francis Urquhart decides to fight for the ultimate political job – Prime Minister – he issues no challenge to the present incumbent. Instead, using the ammunition of political secrets he's acquired over the years as Chief Whip, he begins a silent, deadly campaign to eliminate every other candidate in any way he can – including murder. Mattie Storin, a young woman journalist, is the only one to sense Urquhart's terrifying self-interest and intent – but to take him on she must range herself against the most powerful men in the country.
A superb political thriller by Michael Dobbs, once advisor to such Conservative luminaries as Margaret Thatcher, Cecil Parkinson and Norman Tebbit, told with all the authority and excitement of inside knowledge.