Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me this opportunity to review Time of Lies by Douglas Board
In 2020 Britain elects its own Donald Trump…
Bob Grant, former football hooligan, now the charismatic leader of the Britain s Great party (slogan: Britain s Great! End of!) has swept to power on a populist tide. With his itchy finger hovering over the nuclear trigger, Bob presides over a brave new Britain where armed drones fill the skies, ex-bankers and foreigners are vilified, and the Millwall football chant No one likes, we don t care has become an unofficial national anthem.
Meanwhile, Bob s under-achieving, Guardian-reading brother Zack gets a tap on the shoulder from a shady Whitehall mandarin. A daring plot is afoot to defy the will of the people and unseat the increasingly unstable PM. Can Zack stop his brother before he launches a nuclear strike on Belgium? And just what is ACERBIC, Britain s most closely-guarded military secret?
A darkly comic political thriller, Time of Lies is also a terrifyingly believable portrait of an alternative Britain. It couldn t happen here… could it?
This is the third book I’ve read by Douglas and as with the other two, this is a no holds barred satire, only featuring British politicians. Again, this is a wonderfully comical read that has you roaring with laughter throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this well written book.
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