Himself having been the chairman of the Conservative Party, he has an inside knowledge of the political happenings. His short and humorous insights, his quick and brilliant plot twists, and a story supplemented by an amazing background and a creative plot, enhances the reading experience even better.
In this mighty game of power and hunger, only one’s thirst shall be quenched. And the others will go home, but, go home with honor. This shadowy conquest of betrayal, freedom, duty and honor changes even the mightiest, the bravest and the strongest man.
Charles Seymour is intelligent, cunning, steadfast and the rightful heir to his father’s vast property. But due to a horrible game plan of birth, his elder brother inherits the empire and also the respect that comes with it. Charles needs to outdo his brother at any cost. He needs the respect, the power, the honor.
Raymond Gould is a massive speechmaker, honorable and determined man. His days with his war widowed granny make a huge change in his ideals and he sets out for the highest target of them all. For him, no obstacle is too big, no length too far, no burden too heavy and no duty too difficult.
Andrew Fraser has his life set out for him. His father is a big shot politician and since his dream is to go into politics too, he has a gateway to pass through. But, he chooses just the opposite. Instead of his father’s party, he goes ahead for the Opposition. Everybody is solemnly surprised by this decision but soon he is up and about to reach his goal.
Simon Kerslake a few wrong decisions and several misgivings make him the least valid character for becoming the Prime Minister. However, he is a man of goodwill and his main rival is the Honorable Charles Seymour. Enemies are in the same party? Read on!
In a spotlight which turns men into beasts, where betrayal is around the corner and friendship is smeared with opportunism, four men set are plunged into the depths of reality and politics to grasp the incapable, to finish the undone and to begin the end.
In a colossal fight for the highest power, these farsighted and patriotic men find their way from the backbenches to the Ministers, from the Opposition to the Government, from the odds to the one and only even, they trek on this hurdle-ridden path of power.
But there is only place for one young man- after all Britain can have only one Prime Minister. In a game to reach the highest stakes, with the whole world watching your every move, you might as well panic now-if you will have to panic later.
When friends leave your side and you family trusts another, when affairs are a thing of the past, and divorces the future- then you might as well steer away from scandal, for it is a threat to the future Prime Minister.
Trusts will be broken, bonds will be shattered, alliances forged, loyalty betrayed, friendships forsaken, enemies made, and all in this mighty conquest. Jeffrey Archer gives a beautiful description of the happenings in the British Parliament, the politics played by inhumane beasts and the drama unveiled on the largest stage in the world.
From terrorist threats to people’s demands, from financial matters to enquiry reports, from voting to polling, First Among Equals is a wonderful journey into the depths of the British nation.
The media as well as the citizens are in for a fix as these lions make their way to the city. Well-bred and raised for prey these men reach out for the most sanctimonious duty of all. With busy schedules and tougher to toughest tasks, these men shall stop at nothing.
Archer’s sensible remarks and relative description of the State has made her really proud. All in all, the book is a good read for political- lovers. BEWARE: If you’re not interested in politics then this book is a high no-no for you.
But for politics and Britain lovers, this book is a must-read. The competition between the protagonists, the fight between the good and the evil or, in this case, the good versus the good, several decisions have to be made.
So every score matters. A point for you means a gash for the other. And from now on, it’s never ‘me’ or ‘him’ it’s ‘us’- for this is a game of politics and our actions shall be our judge.
At the end of the day, the answer awaits: When such power rests in mortals alone, then who shall win- and be the first, among equals? That is my riddle for today.