Preeminent satirist Christopher Buckley, New York Times bestselling author of Supreme Courtship and Boomsday, returns with a hilarious and sure-to-be controversial novel about U.S.-China relations.

In an attempt to gain Congressional approval for a top-secret weapons system, Washington lobbyist “Bird” McIntyre and sexy Neo-Con wonkette Angel Templeton start a rumor that the Chinese secret service is trying to assassinate the Dalai Lama. Their outrageous scheme provokes a series of crises involving the White House, the CIA, and a strangely sympathetic and vulnerable Chinese president, with both countries veering perilously towards war.

With his most convincing and outrageous characters to date, Buckley’s THEY EAT PUPPIES, DON’T THEY? (978-0-446-54097-1 • $28.99 CAN) blends the skewering genius of Thank You for Smoking with Dr. Strangelove’s dark comedy, and has something to offend—and amuse—everyone.

Available MAY 2012