American readers will find much to recognize in this wicked satire of modern politics and morality wars. Laying low since he and his beloved Maggie Thatcher were removed from office, Leslie Titmuss has been waiting for an opportunity to return from his political grave and exact his revenge on the Tories who betrayed him. His chance comes with the arrival of New Labour hopeful Terry Flitton, a principled, centrist politician whose thirst for power is matched only by his political naivete. Who better to school him in the arts of political maneuvering than a seasoned veteran with an ax to grind? Before long Flitton and Lord Titmuss are celebrating success — but at a price that leaves the young politician searching for the values he lost along the way.