Fifty-First State (Paperback)Hilary Bailey (author)
Paperback 380 Pages / Published: 15/11/2012
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It is the year 2013. Britain is in a severe recession and poverty is causing mayhem. There has been a sequence of short-lived hung parliaments and, due to terrorist bombs, repressive measures have been brought in by the power-hungry Government which fall especially hard on British Muslims. Global security is also at risk when an election in Iraq brings in a fundamentalist government and it threatens to nationalize its oil. And the friendly partnership between the US and UK is over - destroyed by mistrust. After a new election is called, Lord Gott, Treasurer of the Conservative Party, receives large sums of money from supposedly legitimate sources. This helps secure a majority for his party and Alan Petherbridge becomes Prime Minister. Gott steps in to investigate despite a scandalous personal secret that might get in the way...
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 380
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 19 mm
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