- The Reluctant Hero?
- The Reluctant Hero (Harry Jones #3), by Michael Dobbs – Book Reviews to Ponder.
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You will find that he is a very different writer these days from the lacerating satirist who created the murderous MP Francis Urquhart in House Of Cards. Zac Kravitz has made some very powerful and equally nasty enemies.
Tortured, thrown half-dead into a medieval prison in the snowy depths of the republic of Ta'argistan, his life expectancy is looking short. Escape is impossible in a country bordering Afghanistan and Russia but Zac has one slender hope, his friend, ex-soldier Harry Jones, who is now following a political career. Harry is a man of prodigious talents with an overwhelming sense of duty towards people he owes favours to, Kravitz for example. Harry is a man of prodigious talents with an overwhelming sense of duty towards people he owes favours to, Kravitz for example.
To aid his old friend Harry is obliged to join forces with another MP, the hard-bitten Martha Riley and despite their marked antipathy the two MP-cum-adventurers must undertake a terrifying odyssey into the heart of the merciless regime of Ta'argistan where both of them have to confront some uncomfortable truths about themselves.
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As the above suggests, Dobbs no longer writes the kind of mordantly funny novels that made his name. He has skilfully carved out a second career for himself as a master of the international thriller, juggling a variety of combustible elements on a global stage. Along the way he has earned the praise of such old hands as Frederick Forsyth and Hollywood has already optioned the Harry Jones series film rights.