Mr. Secretary of State - Brian SedgemoreQuartet, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges and slightly faded.
From the cover: “Scandal is the terror of all governments, particularly when it involves hints of sex linked with foreign spies and diplomats. This is the story of one such scandal which broke the career of an idealistic senior British minister, Tufton (Tuffy) lan Crag.
Brian Sedsemore, in his first novel, charts the politician’s rise from the Glasgow slums to high office, a career encouraged by his forceful and attractive wife Clara, herself a woman of strong radical opinions. At the top his energies are frustrated by the laborious workings of the Cabinet and the civil service committees; nevertheless he attracts the attention of people who must set out to destroy him.
Mr Secretary of State is more than a conventional thriller about the manipulation of power, it has the insider’s precision in its dissection of a ruling oligarchy which will use any means to attain its ends.”