A Scandalous Man

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HarperCollins, 2008 - Detective and mystery stories - 397 pages
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Robin Burnett has spent years at the heart of power, pulling the strings. With friends in Downing Street, the White House and the CIA he is known as the brightest politician of his generation, tipped to go all the way to the top. But when the media discover that Robin is at the heart of a shocking sex scandal, his glittering career comes to an abrupt end. Robin and those close to him will pay the price of corruption, lies and ruthless ambition, and learn that with a twenty-four hour hungry media, scandal can be hard to avoid.

Gavin Esler's novel gives a real sense of the adrenalin of power when you feel the top job is within your grasp. A Scandalous Man presents fascinating, wholly credible scenarios on relationships and secret arrangements with the United States and the Middle East.

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User Review  - nordie - LibraryThing

Written by Esler, the other, non-Paxman presenter of the heavyweight political show Newsnight on the BBC, this is a reasonable attempt at a novel with a heart in politics. The man in question is a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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