House of Cards

Michael Dobbs' political thriller is the inspiration behind the hit Netflix series House of Cards.

Michael Dobbs

Politics, intrigue and passion in the corridors of power. 

Chief Whip Francis Urquhart has his hand on every secret in politics — and is willing to betray them all to become prime minister. 

Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so… (From Simon & Schuster)

House of Cards was adapted into a television series for Netflix. Now in its fifth season, the show received six nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards.

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It seemed scarcely a moment since she had made it back home, stumbling up the last step in exhaustion, yet already the morning sun was sticking thumbs in her eyes as it crept around the curtain and began to nestle on her pillow. She turned over irritably. her head was thick, her feet sore and the bed beside her empty. Helping finish off that second bottle of Liebfraumilch had been a lousy idea. She'd let down her defences, got herself stufk in a corner with some creep from the Sun who was all acne and innuendo. She'd had to spill the last of the wine down his shirt before he'd backed off. She took a quick peek under the duvet, just to make sure she hadn't screwed up completely and he wasn't lurking there. She sighed; she hadn't even got round to taking off her socks.

From House of Cards by Michael Dobbs ©2013. Published by Simon & Schuster.

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