They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

By Christopher Buckley; Robert Petkoff (Read by)
(Hachette Audio, Compact Disc, 9781611134261, 9pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

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Description
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.



About the Author
Christopher Buckley is the pen name of Christopher Buckley. He divides his time between the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and the koi pond, which serves as a sushi bar for the benefit of herons. When not cursing herons, he plants expensive bulbs for the winter nourishment of the abundant local squirrel population. His next book is "Game of Drones", a candid and sure-to-be-controversial account of his experiences deploying miniature unmanned aerial vehicles in his yard "for purposes of deterrence and, to be honest, revenge."

Robert Petkoff has appeared on "Chappelle s Show", "Law & Order", and "Quantum Leap". His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in "Spamalot", Perchik in "Fiddler on the Roof", and Tateh in "Ragtime". He lives with his wife in New York City.
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