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Whispers of Betrayal

de Michael Dobbs

Sèrie: Thomas Goodfellowe (Book 3)

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In the new novel of treachery at the highest levels from the bestselling author of House of Cards, backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in a national crisis as the capital is held to ransom by one angry man. Colonel Peter Amadeus is an old soldier with a grievance. He wants an apology from the Prime Minister. But this Prime Minister does not believe in apologizing for anything. For Amadeus it becomes a matter of honour - and retribution. Soon London is a city under siege, its lifelines cut. Then comes his ultimatum: the Prime Minister must resign - or London will be destroyed. Only one man stands between the capital and disaster - Tom Goodfellowe, a backbench MP who can't even sort out his own life, let alone save the lives of others. He is a man torn between ambition, honour and love - with the fate of London slipping swiftly through his fingers.… (més)
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A book Tony found hard to get into which I really enjoyed. It's a story of disgruntled fired army personnel who take matters into their own hands to teach some politicians a lesson or two . At points I wasn't sure if the book had taken a comedic turn a it felt quite humorous, but then it returned to its core theme and serious plot. Although I did enjoy the book I felt it did drag on a little too long and found myself speed-reading towards the end. ( )
  tulstig | Aug 6, 2011 |
Having previously read Michael Dobbs books and enjoyed them and those shown on TV, especially House of Cards, I have to say this was disappointing. I took it on holiday and it took me all week to struggle through to the end. I found the plot too preposterous and characters too unbelievable to enjoy the odd political insights about how the Whitehall machine operates. I also couldn't find much to sympathize with either of the leading characters. ( )
  edwardsgt | Sep 9, 2010 |
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In the new novel of treachery at the highest levels from the bestselling author of House of Cards, backbench MP Tom Goodfellowe is caught up in a national crisis as the capital is held to ransom by one angry man. Colonel Peter Amadeus is an old soldier with a grievance. He wants an apology from the Prime Minister. But this Prime Minister does not believe in apologizing for anything. For Amadeus it becomes a matter of honour - and retribution. Soon London is a city under siege, its lifelines cut. Then comes his ultimatum: the Prime Minister must resign - or London will be destroyed. Only one man stands between the capital and disaster - Tom Goodfellowe, a backbench MP who can't even sort out his own life, let alone save the lives of others. He is a man torn between ambition, honour and love - with the fate of London slipping swiftly through his fingers.

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