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A brilliant follow-up to the Stephen Leacock Award-winner The Best Laid Plans, this deeply funny satire continues the story of Honest Angus McLintock, an amateur politician who dares to do the unthinkable: tell the truth.

Just when Daniel Addison thinks he can escape his job as a political aide, Angus McLintock, the no-hope candidate he helped into Parliament, throws icy cold water over his plans. Angus has just brought down the government with a deciding vote. Now the crusty Scot wants Daniel to manage his next campaign.

Soon Daniel is helping Angus fight an uphill battle against "Flamethrower" Fox, a Conservative notorious for his dirty tactics. Together they decide to take "The High Road" and--against all odds--turn the race into a nail-biter with hilarious ups and downs, cookie-throwing seniors, and even a Watergate-style break-in. But that's only the beginning. Add a political storm in the capital and a side-splitting visit from the U.S. President and his alcoholic wife, and Terry Fallis's second novel is a wildly entertaining read full of deft political satire and laugh-out-loud comedy.


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    An amazing sequel

    This is an amazing sequel to The Best Laid Plans. It is truly an original, humour-filled , intelligent story that is bound to have you reading through it in one sitting! I have a new favourite author; and he's Canadian, too!

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    Fun Read!

    This was an absolute fun, pleasure read! Great humor, and exclusive to the Canadian citizen. Enlightening -- though not surprising -- insight into the world of Canadian politics.

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    The High Road by Terry Fallis

    This is the conclusion of the first book, The Best Laid Plans. Angus and Daniel are now properly elected to the federal government and have been given the task of discovering why a bridge that crosses from Ottawa to Hull has collapsed. Angus, ever the engineer, takes the task very seriously. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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    2nd in humorous political series

    The characters grew on me - would make a good tv series

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    A Morality of Ethics

    A compelling story chocked full of lessons for living a good life.

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