Having succeeded Tony Blair as Prime Minister, Gordon Brown wants Alistair Campbell at his side. Campbell resists. Soon, he is earning not only praise but big money from motivational speaking and writing novels which darkly reflect the personal mood swings that continue to concern both him and his family. Serious journalism across platforms old and new puts him back in the public eye. With politics constantly tugging his sleeve, he eventually returns to the front line to marshal a party in disarray.