We don’t normally advertise political thrillers here on w4mp – well, we don’t get told about them that often – but when it’s written by one our own we think it’s worth a mention. Two years ago Emma Gray – writing as Emma Greenway – published her first novel, Party Games, and we gave it a bit of a push. And now she’s done it again, with the sequel, Power Play, available an ebook from October 10;
Treason is a hanging offence..
As Conservative Party leader Rodney Richmond lies in a coma, his ambitious deputy Colin Scott vows to force unquestioning loyalty to himself on a party which is at breaking point. Dubbed ‘the Führer’ by Labour MPs, his core supporters – including a morally conflicted colleague and an obsessed, ruthless advisor – will do anything to get their man, and themselves, to the top. But there is a threat from within, one so determined they will resort to murder before they see Scott fail, and soon civil war erupts among Scott’s most senior lieutenants.
While the true leader of the so-called ‘resistance’ remains unconscious, their female rising star emerges to challenge Scott’s seemingly unbreakable and brutal authority.
Power Play continues the theme of corrupting power and infighting at the heart of E J Greenway’s first novel, Party Games. It is a wry look at what could happen if a modern day political party, finding itself in Opposition after years in power, embraces a narcissistic maniac who promises to bring it back from the brink at any cost.
Although Power Play is the dramatic sequel to Party Games, it can be read as a stand-alone book.
Where to get it
You can buy the book here on Amazon:
A bit about Emma
Emma has always loved writing and politics, so she combined the two from an early age and began writing humorous stories at the age of 11, when she penned her first political ‘thriller’, The Plan to Assassinate the Prime Minister.
Now, 24 years later, Emma has worked at Westminster for over 12 years and wanted to capture the fascination of the Westminster village, its excitement and power, through the telling of what is essentially a human drama, set in a closely-knit, somewhat insular ‘pressure cooker’ world. Party Games was her first novel under the pen name E J Greenway in 2012 and in October 2014 the sequel, Power Play, has hit the virtual shelves.
Emma also has a blog and has written for various online publications such as Backbench, Conservative Home and Total Politics.
Emma lived in Liverpool until she was 18 and now lives in Winchester with her husband, two children and a very feisty guinea pig.