Born in 1948 on the same day as Prince Charles.
Has a doctorate in nuclear defence studies. Was Chief of Staff and later Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. Was also Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi. Has been a BBC TV presenter and a columnist for The Mail on Sunday.
Lives with his wife and four sons near a church and a pub in Wiltshire. 'Britain's foremost exponent of the shock-inducing thriller.' Press Association.'Perhaps the cleverest man in the country.' Mail on Sunday'Westminster's baby-faced hit man.' Guardian'How well he writes.' Michael Portillo, The Times 'Dobbs is the master of his genre.' Times Literary Supplement 'Michael Dobbs does for Westminster skullduggery what Agatha Christie did for the country house murder.' Gyles Brandreth, Sunday Express