Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington to L.A. in time for Christmas. Forced to take the train across the country because of a slight "misunderstanding" at airport security, he begins a journey of self-discovery and rude awakenings, mysterious goings-on and thrilling adventures, screwball escapades and holiday magic.
Nicholas Linnear, the Ninja, has returned to Japan, home of his spiritual heart. But instead of serenity and beauty, he finds disaster waiting for him. He must watch, helpless, as his life unravels, unable to draw on the discipline most vital to a Ninja. In the face of his greatest challenge, he is Shiro Ninja, White Ninja - disarmed.
On trial for assassinating her husband, the President of the United States, Beth MacMann hires an old flame from law school as her defense attorney. In this hilarious send-up of both politicos and lawyers, Buckley reestablishes himself as one of today's premiere satirists.
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