This is the original book that was the inspiration for the hit Netflix series staring Kevin Spacey. Set in England, House of Cards follows the political fortunes of the British Prime Minister as he faces his opposition after a winning (barely) election for his party. Contrary to expectations, however, it’s his own party that he has to watch his back around. Author Michael Dobbs gives us a glimpse in the dark underside of national politics.
“A politician should never spend too much time thinking. It distracts attention from guarding his back.”