To Play the King (House of Cards Series #2)

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The second book in the trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards

After scheming his way to power in House of Cards, newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King,

The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open...

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Overview

The second book in the trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards

After scheming his way to power in House of Cards, newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King,

The role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself.

Continuing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, To Play the King reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power.

"This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." — The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492606642
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: House of Cards Series , #2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 172,121
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Dobbs is also Lord Dobbs of Wylye, a member of the British House of Lords. He is Britain's leading political novelist and has been a senior adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. His bestselling books include House of Cards, which was made into an award winning TV series in the UK and is currently being remade into a major US television series by Kevin Spacey and the director David Fincher. Read more on his website - www.michaeldobbs.com.
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