Friday, September 28, 2012

In High Places by Arthur Hailey

This book by Arthur Hailey deals with politics in "high places".

The novel is set during the Cold War, in Canada. The story describes a fictional crisis and how different people in important and responsible positions react to it.  The plot mainly revolves around James Howden, the prime minister of Canada.  He is a man of values , but has a few secrets to hide. The story also follows the life of some of his political aides as well as some of his political adversaries. Hailey gives some instances of the games being played in politics, during the process of  forming a government, keeping it in power and some times pulling down a government.

As usual, Hailey has written a well-researched and  realistic book. Though the end is somewhat abrupt,the novel keeps you glued.

Not an Airport or Hotel, but still a good read from Arthur Hailey. 3.5 out of 5.