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Open Arms [9781786491718]

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Open Arms is an explosive thriller which circles from Whitehall to the slums of Mumbai

Kate Thompson - glamorous housewife-turned-MP - surprises everyone with her meteoric rise at Westminster. When Kate is sent as a trade minister to India, she hopes it will be her moment to shine. But, embroiled in a personal scandal, she gets drawn into a dangerous world of corruption and political intrigue...

Billionaire Deepak Parrikar - head of an Indian arms technology company - is magnetically drawn to the beautiful British minister. But while their relationship deepens, India's hostilities with Pakistan reach boiling point, causing more than just business and politics to collide.

In the race to prevent disaster, can their conflicting loyalties survive being tested to the limit?

Cable's sweeping tale combines unrivalled political detail with international intrigue, desire, and the quest for power. An electrifying debut.


AUTHOR: Vince Cable is the leader of the Liberal Democrats, MP for Twickenham, and also served from 1997-2015. He was the Liberal Democrat's chief economic spokesperson from 2003-2010, having previously served as Chief Economist for Shell from 1995-1997. He was Business Secretary under the Coalition Government from 2010-2015. Cable has published three non-fiction books with Atlantic to critical acclaim: Free Radical, The Storm, and After the Storm. Open Arms is his debut novel.
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07-Sep-2017
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Pages:
368
Weight:
638 Grams
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    A missed opportunity

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Sep 2017

    Open Arms sets out to be a political thriller but fails to excite and presents a depressing view of the workings of government. It also shows the danger of predicting events in the near future – but then the author was not the only one who expected a crushing election defeat of the opposition by a female Conservative Prime Minister following the Brexit vote.
    The plot had some interesting potential, but the heavy narrative style read more like a report of events so there was little feeling of suspense. The characters came over as types not people and even in intimate situations sounded as if they were summarising their position rather than conversing.
    I would have liked much more of an insider’s feel for Westminster politics and characters I could connect with so that I cared about their triumphs and disasters.

  • 2
    A missed opportunity

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Sep 2017

    Open Arms sets out to be a political thriller but fails to excite and presents a depressing view of the workings of government. It also shows the danger of predicting events in the near future – but then the author was not the only one who expected a crushing election defeat of the opposition by a female Conservative Prime Minister following the Brexit vote.
    The plot had some interesting potential, but the heavy narrative style read more like a report of events so there was little feeling of suspense. The characters came over as types not people and even in intimate situations sounded as if they were summarising their position rather than conversing.
    I would have liked much more of an insider’s feel for Westminster politics and characters I could connect with so that I cared about their triumphs and disasters.

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