An extremely funny and clever read. Mr. Murphy spins a fantastic yarn that incorporates a sprawling adventure with deft touches of humor. The book is filled with great characters that are interwoven through several storylines. It moves along at a great pace, as each section is only a few paragraphs long, so you get to experience the lives of all the characters in a brisk fashion but doesn’t let their personalities diminish or fall by the wayside. The author brings to life a multi-layered, multi-faceted event novel that’s a pleasure to read. I had a great time with the book, and even got a few looks from strangers when I would burst out laughing (on numerous occasions). It’s a bit political, but not in an over handed kind of way. Overall, one heck of a read, I highly recommend it.