At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince's new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him. During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters—only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth.
“(An) immensely entertaining crime thriller and wry social commentary.”
“Rich in robust characters ad wry dialogue, with agile prose, a big heart and a finely tuned plot.”
“A splendidly entertaining, thoughtful book ... Jess Walter continues to impress.”
“What makes Walter’s third novel so enjoyable is Vince, a flawed but sympathetic character trying to find redemption.”
1st Place, General Trade-Jacket, New York Book Show