Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 11 December 2008.
An excellent debut with the perfect combination of politics, sex and scandal. The narrative gives a fast pace to the story and the reader gets a real sense of situations spiralling out of control. Looking forward to his next book already!
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.
”A Scandalous Man” is a compelling book, its political sophistication made luminous with wisdom, sympathy and brilliant story-telling' Bernard Cornwell
‘While Esler’s story is sweeping in scope and complex both politically and emotional, it’s always accessible and fast-paced’ Daily Mirror
‘This is a cracking story, well told, with a conclusion that is as shocking as it is inevitable…Can’t wait for the next one’ Daily Express
Publication date: 03/11/2008
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
|Publication date:||3rd November 2008|
|Genres:||Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense,|
Gavin Esler was born in Glasgow, February 27, 1953. Gavin Esler is currently one of the five main presenters on BBC Two's flagship political analysis programme, Newsnight. He joined the programme in January 2003. Esler also presents Dateline London most Sunday mornings at 11am on BBC News 24. The programme is also broadcast on BBC World. Esler also hosts Radio 4 factual series, Four Corners along with fellow Scottish broadcaster, Anne MacKenzie. Recently he has begun to present the Five O'Clock News with Huw Edwards on News 24 when Edwards is away. Educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh, Esler gained a BA in English and American ...More About Gavin Esler