Former UK business secretary Vince Cable has written a political thriller, Open Arms, set in a post-Brexit future.
Atlantic Books, which has published three non-fiction titles by Cable, acquired world rights from Georgina Capel at Georgina Capel Associates.
It is described as “a fast-paced geopolitical thriller [that] moves from the corridors of Westminster to the little- known world of the UK arms industry and the volatile Indo-Pakistan border”.
Cable, who described the move to fiction as “a big leap”, said: “I am delighted that Atlantic is publishing my first attempt at fiction. I write from experience about the inside of government, the politics of identity, and personal relationships across cultural and national divides.”
Atlantic publishing director Margaret Stead, who signed the book, said: “Vince’s insight and wisdom have added hugely to political debates in recent years. This novel is a brilliant page-turner; we are excited to be publishing it [in June 2017, through Corvus].”