They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

A Novel

eBook - 2012
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In an attempt to gain congressional approval for a top-secret weapons system, Washington lobbyist "Bird" McIntyre teams up with sexy, outspoken neocon Angel Templeton to pit the American public against the Chinese. When Bird fails to uncover an authentic reason to slander the nation, he and Angel put the Washington media machine to work, spreading a rumor that the Chinese secret service is working to assassinate the Dalai Lama. Meanwhile in China, mild-mannered President Fa Mengyao and his devoted aide Gang are maneuvering desperately against sinister party hard-liners Minister Lo and General Han. Now Fa and Gang must convince the world that the People's Republic is not out to kill the Dalai Lama, while maintaining Fa's small margin of power in the increasingly militaristic environment of the party. On the home front, Bird must contend with a high-strung wife who entertains Olympic equestrian ambition, and the qualifying competition happens to be taking place in China. As things unravel abroad, Bird and Angel's lie comes dangerously close to reality. And as their relationship rises to a new level, so do mounting tensions between the United States and China
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781455511068
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ser_library Jul 29, 2015

the fun is evident in the first chapter but as I could predict the plot I stopped reading at page 30

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rhlarkin
Jul 17, 2012

Buckley grew up amid the wilds of Foggy Bottom and knows D.C. loonies the same way Carl Hiaasen knows crazy Floridians, but if you've read his other novels, you'll find the situations and characters predictable. A fun ride, just not his best.

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dcafk
May 30, 2012

This novel is a satire in which an Ann Coulter like figure and a lobbyist for a warplane manufacturer try to manipulate events so that congress will authorize the purchase of very large, hugely expensive airplanes. Along the way, some real life personages come into the story. Think Henry Kissinger. Buckley is a master of the genre and this book is very, very funny.

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