Outspoken MP Chris Carter is writing a "kiss and tell" book about Labour's nine years in power.
The autobiography is to be in bookshops next year just as the election campaign begins.
It will be the first book written by a former Cabinet minister of the nine years Labour led the country.
Carter's evolution as a rogue MP follows his public damning of Labour leader Phil Goff's chances of winning the 2011 election. The attack on Goff began anonymously two months ago but quickly became public.
Whilst Phil Goff claims not to be worried, and reckons that there are no skeletons in his closet (yeah right!), we reckon that he will be absolutely livid. He has been totally outmanouvered by Carter, and now has only five days to find an alternative candidate for Te Atatu before the reopened nominations close on Friday. Alternatively, Carter's status within the Labour Party must be resolved by then. Neither seems likely.
It seems that the knives have been sharpened and are poised. The only remaining question to ask is this one; to whom has Helen Clark given her blessing to make the strike?