The premise of this novel is outstanding:  ex-African warlord makes his way to Canada and gets enmeshed in national politics, working in partnership with a local woman politician of low-talent and high-ambition.  Hijinks ensue.  I did, however, find myself wishing that the plot of the book -- which tracks their mutual involvement, arrival in Ottawa, and eventual mishaps in Africa -- was the plot of Chapter 1, and we could go on from there.  Also, like many satires, the book feels a little cold, based as it is on two cold-hearted people using one another to get what they want.
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