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THE LORD’S DAY by Michael Dobbs

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THE LORD’S DAY by Michael Dobbs is out in paperback at 9.80 euros.

The State Opening of Parliament – the most magnificent royal occasion of the year and the Queen, her Cabinet and all the most powerful people in the land are gathering in one room, the House of Lords. None of them know they are about to endure the most terrifying day of their lives and that not all of them will survive.

Sitting among the hostages are two young men, the sons of the British Prime Minister and the US President. It creates the cruellest challenge any leader could face. As the world watches on live television and holds its breath, President and Prime Minister are torn between their duty as statesmen, and their love as parents.

Yet others have their agendas, too, not least of them Harry Jones, a man who is already undergoing the worst day of his life when he becomes swept up in the maelstrom. What can he do about this act of terrorism when the most powerful people are rendered helpless, except ask the obvious question – why?

In an innovative thriller that breaks all the rules, Michael Dobbs gives us the drama of a great siege, handled with his usual panache – great narrative and a gripping thriller. Michael Dobbs was deputy chairman of the Conservative Party; deputy chairman of advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi and spent many years as a journalist and TV presenter.  He is best known for his Frances Urqhuart political thrillers.