54th State by Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson is the author of Ezicash, 

a satirical and highly entertaining novel set in a sanitised, post-EU dystopian future.

I read Ezicash last year 

(check out my blogpost) and was looking out for more books by this author.

I read 54th State while my blog was in hibernation 

but I can still remember how much I enjoyed reading the book.

54th State is another unusual, very well written satirical novel 

which combines three storylines into an entertaining whole.

The novel is humorous but thought provoking too. 

Set in the not too distant future with some very apt contemporary resonances the novel introduces a British Prime Minister, Barnaby Chamberlain, who isn't one bit fazed when asked by his assistant, "what's more important, your principles or your political future?"
When he realises that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has bankrupted the country Barnaby comes up with a dramatic and life-changing solution.
Meanwhile, a space mission is going dreadfully wrong and looks set for a big disaster not only for the astronauts on board.

To write more would risk revealing too much of the fast moving plot. 

So, suffice to say 54th State is well worth reading.
It's engaging,
funny,
insightful
and edgy.
And, if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you can get it for "free".
This is a link to the 54th State book page in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Ian Thompson has a more recent title, Murder At The Jolly Jester which I haven't read yet but judging by the free sample it's going to be another good read.