Published by Harper Collins
Seventy Two Virgins by Boris Johnson
Back Page Blurb
The American president is visiting Britain and giving an audience in Westminster Hall. Despite the best security the country can offer, the situation gets very dodgy and dangerous. A reality television programme takes over the airwaves and causing havoc and unveiling a strange terrorist plot.
This is a very funny book which also manages a few serious points. It revolves around a state visit to Britain by the American President and culminates in a convoluted reality show plot with terrorist demands and hilarious miss-steps by the police, security forces, and the villains. The story is politically astute, as you would expect from Mr. Johnson, and the heroes are most unorthodox. It is difficult to review this book at length with out giving the story away, but believe me, it is a one sitting book with brilliant dialogue you will be delighted with. There is a particular subtle British humour and political understatement contrasted with American brashness and wit which is used to handle sensitive issues. This writer rivals Brookmyre, I highly recommend this book and hope we get more like it.