When a Tory MP is found dead in a swimming-pool wearing a leopardskin bikini - the embittered Leslie (now Lord) Titmuss sees the perfect opportunity to re-enter the political arena. Conspiracy, manipulation and a stab in the back: all the ingredients for a good political plan, All Titmuss needs now is a puppet. Terry Flitton - fresh-faced image of New Labour - is perfect. With the photo opportunities provided by his beautiful, PC wife, Kate, Terry heads blindly for the Hartscombe and Worsfield South by-election. But Inappropriate Agnes - champagne socialist - could blow smoke in the face of Terry's election dream. Caught between principle, power and passion, is Terry too busy listening for the sound of victory trumpets to notice that the Tory dinosaur is not quite extinct?
'A thumping good plot... Titmuss is one of the writer's finest creations.'
Charles Spencer, Sunday Telegraph