Owney Hazman is the American dream. He's a money-making hot-dog salesman with a beutiful wife and rich father-in-law. But Owney has a prblem: his mother left when he was nine and he's still trying to find her.
And when Owney meets scheming Oona Noon, he soon realizes his problems are just beginning. Engineer of her dim husband's bid fir the presidency, which she fuels with profits from her multi-billion dollar cocaine importing operation, Oona has plans for Owney. With the dazzle of his mythically perfect smile, he'll make the ideal point-man for one of her shadier international deals.
Now, dogged by powerful enemies-from the mandarins of Peking to the crime barons of the Prizzi's-and with no sign of his mother, Owney is hardly ready for Oona's next proposal: that he, too, belongs in politics!
The Final Addiction is a triumph of contemporary Americana from Richard Condon, the unchallenged master of high comic suspense.
Condon's satirical eye is as wickedly sharp as ever in this baroque tale of a hot dog saleman who stumbles into an international drug operation. (Dec.)