When a Tory MP is found dead in a swimming-pool wearing a leopardskin bikini, the embittered Leslie (now Lord) Titmuss sees the ideal opportunity to re-enter the political arena. All he needs is a puppet, and Terry Flitton - inoffensive New Labourite - is perfect. Along with his beautiful, very PC wife, Terry heads blindly for the Hartscombe and Worsfield South by-election. But is he too busy listening for the sound of victory trumpets to notice that the Tory dinosaur is not quite extinct? John Mortimer's brilliant follow-up to "Paradise Postponed" and "Titmuss Regained", "The Sound of Trumpets" is a devilishly witty satire on political ambition, spin and sleaze, and the culmination of a masterly trilogy.