Final Cut

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HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 9, 2010 - Great Britain - 482 pages
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The final book in the Internationally Bestselling trilogy that inspired the hit Netflix series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey.

Months from taking his place as the longest-serving Prime Minister this century, Francis Urquhart's country is tiring of him. But he's not about to be driven from office. If the public demands new blood, that is precisely what he will give them...

This is a different Francis Urquhart more vulnerable, more loving, and more ruthless than ever. He will risk everything, but one thing is certain: whatever the outcome of this, his greatest gamble, the name of Francis Urquhart will never be forgotten.

Finishing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, The Final Cut reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this stunning conclusion to Dobb's trilogy.

As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Michael Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics.

Other books in the House of Cards series:
House of Cards, Book 1 The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed
To Play The King, Book 2 Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power
The Final Cut, Book 3 The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietlyWhat readers are saying about House of Cards:

"If you enjoy political intrigue, murder, and a truly loathsome character you will greatly enjoy this final installment by Dobbs."

"Great book highly recommend if you are currently viewing House of Cards."

"Francis Urquhart is on a par with RIchard III as a baddie of literature. And yet Dobbs has us cheering from him at every turn."

"Dobbs ties off the House of Cards series with a bang and pens, perhaps, his best novel of the trilogy."

"Francis Urquhart at his finest, the ultimate chess game against the world."

"the sharpest, smartest, and most intelligent writing I have read."

"A superb ending to the series "What reviewers are saying about House of Cards:

"A triumphant return...the best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterization razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. What a brilliant creation F.U. is." -Sunday Telegraph

"Razor-sharp and merciless...One thing is certain: F.U. will be remembered for much longer than many a real Prime Minister." - Daily Mail
"Thoroughly entertaining. Urquhart is a joy, and the wonderful games he plays have lost none of their attraction." - The TimesWhat everyone is saying about the House of Cards books:

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

..".a political thriller writer with a marvellous inside track knowledge of government." - Daily Express

"If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books."

"Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." - Sunday Express"

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This is the final instalment of the author's House of Cards trilogy of novels and TV series. In power for 11 years, Francis Urquhart's remaining ambition is to exceed the length of Margaret Thatcher's ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Michael Dobbs has carved out a unique niche as the country's leading political thriller writer, with a reputation for always being at the right hand of political controversy. In 1979 he was at Mrs Thatcher's side as she took her first step into Downing Street as Prime Minister, and in 1994 John Major appointed him Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. One newspaper described him as 'Westminster's baby-faced hitman'.

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