David Baldacci attended law school at the University of Virginia, and went on to work as a trial lawyer, and later as a corporate lawyer, in Washington, D.C. He is now a full-time writer whose best selling novels include Absolute Power, Total Control, The Winner, The Simple Truth and Saving Faith. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
We have all felt like telling the over zealous person on the security search to watch where they are putting their hands, search wand, or whatever they use these days . Well that is exactly what Tom Langdon, a hard-up journalist did when he blew his top at LaGuardia Airport. Consequently he got himself a flying ban throughout the U.S. Because of the ban his only option if he wants to see his girlfriend for Christmas is to take the train to Los Angeles.
Tom decides to write a story of his train journey to finance the trip and thus begins one of the most hilarious and heartwarming train rides ever. This is the story of that journey and everything that happens along the way . . .