Senator Mitchell’s Judiciary Committee staff investigators were known on Capitol Hill as the Wraith Riders, after the relentless, spectral, horse-mounted pursuers of hobbits in The Lord of the Rings. It was said in hushed tones on Capitol Hill that the Wraith Riders could find something on anyone: could make it look like Mother Teresa had run a whorehouse in Calcutta; that St. Thomas More had been having it off with Catherine of Aragon; or that Dr. Albert Schweitzer had conducted ghastly live medical experiments on helpless, unanesthetized African children on behalf of Belgian drug companies.
-- Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley.
Satire is probably the most difficult form fiction can take. No one does it better than Christopher Buckley, and this book is no exception. Pepper Cartwright -- a sexy, Texan version of Judge Judy -- gets nominated to the US Supreme Court. Hilarity ensues.
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