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Power Play By Gavin Esler

Power Play
by Gavin Esler

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There are no real enemies, no real fear - only those of our own creation. Another brilliant and thrilling adventure from the co-host of BBC's Newsnight.

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Power Play by Gavin Esler

There are no real enemies, no real fear - only those of our own creation. Another brilliant and thrilling adventure from the co-host of BBC's Newsnight.

The Anglo-American `Special Relationship' is in deep trouble. The ambitious vice-president, Bobby Black, who wields greater influence over foreign affairs than his titular boss, has fallen out with the British PM. The young British Ambassador to Washington knows he must step in. He is in a delicate position however-with the expectations of the British Government on him,as well as those of his father-in-law, the PM.

In a bid to orchastrate some good PR, Black is invited to England, accompanied by a plane load of assistants and CIA security. Guided by his aristocratic host, he goes out to the moors - and disappears. He is not seen again until humiliating photographs begin to appear, and then again, silence.

The Americans are outraged that their VP has gone missing on British soil and the relationship between the two countries seem irrevocably damaged. But what can be done? Missing but not confirmed dead is a constitutional grey area, and should Black reappear, can he ever be trusted again?

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Power Play Reviews


Praise for POWER PLAY:

`This is politics on both sides of the Atlantic, served up with elan, cynicism and style'
Daily Mail

Praise for A SCANDALOUS MAN:

'"A Scandalous Man" is a compelling book, its political sophistication made luminous with wisdom, sympathy and brilliant story-telling' Bernard Cornwell

`While Esler's story is sweeping in scope and complex both politically and emotionally, it's always accessible and fast-paced' Daily Mirror

`This is a cracking story, well told, with a conclusion that is as shocking as it is inevitable...Can't wait for the next one.'
Daily Express

`Tautly plotted and thoroughly entertaining narrative which neatly dovetails fictional characters with historical events.'
Daily Mail

`An acute and poignant account of the impact politics has on flesh and blood.' Arena

About Gavin Esler


Gavin Esler was born in 1953 in Glasgow. He began his career in print journalism on the Belfast Telegraph. He then joined the BBC as their Northern Ireland correspondent. After a short stint on Newsnight he was made Washington correspondent in 1989 and North America correspondent a year later. In 1997 he became the anchor for BBC News 24 reporting from all over the world. He returned to Newsnight in 2003.

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GOR001992145
Power Play by Gavin Esler
Gavin Esler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2010-04-29
448
000727811X
9780007278114
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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