Oil-rich, and the son of a respected Florida governor, Percy Billings would seem a shoo-in for the gubernatorial nod himself - except that for some godforsaken reason, people seem to like his older, dimmer, black-sheep brother Bub better. Well, never mind. When Bub tragically falls overboard into the dark waters of the Gulf Stream, and Florida secretary of state Clarissa Highstreet declares Percy the new candidate, he is saddened, of course, but humbly ready to assume the mantle. There's only one problem: Bub may not actually be dead. And in the next few weeks, he shows that he may not actually be so dim either, as the wildest, wooliest - and most lethal - political campaign in Florida history unfolds before the astonished eyes of a nation.
October 2002 : USA Hardback
August 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback