Hailed as 'astonishingly powerful' by the New York Times, 'a superb novel' by the Daily Telegraph and 'written perfectly' by the Washington Post, PRIMARY COLOURS was the most talked about political novel of the last decades of the twentieth century. It capitulated Anonymous- aka New Yorker Washington correspondent Joe Klein into the public eye as a novelist of the first rank. Now, in RUNNING MATE, Klein takes the reader on an exuberant, wicked and unerringly wise political journey with Senator Charlie Martin, a decorated Veteran of the war in Vietnam. The experience of combat and his easy dominance of home state politics have mad e Charlie fearless. He's a hot if occasionally reckless, political property dashing honourable and irreverent. No observer of contemporary politics has a clearer eye then Joe Klein, or can so effortlessly show the moral complexities that arise when public and private lives intertwine. In his superb new novel, he takes one man's attempt to come to terms with the brutality of the modern political arena-and gives us a book that reverberates with truth about the way we govern ourselves.