The acclaimed political thriller that first introduced the
unforgettable Francis Urquhart MP and launched Michael Dobbs' No 1
bestselling career - now reissued in a new cover. Michael Dobbs'
entertaining tale of skulduggery and intrigue within the Palace of
Westminster has been a huge hit with the public. Its scheming hero,
Chief Whip Francis Urquhart, who uses fair means and foul to become
Prime Minister, is one of the best-known characters of the last
decade - the politician we all love to hate. Acclaimed for its
authenticity and insights into a secret world - the result of many
years working behind the scenes for the Conservative Party - it
became a highly popular, award-winning BBC TV series, with Francis
Urquhart memorably portrayed by Ian Richardson, and was followed by
two further sequels, 'To Play the King' and 'The Final Cut', which
also became top-rating TV series.