It’s election season, and this year New Orleans—hot, sticky, squalid—is hosting the Republican National Convention. J. D. Callahan is a political operative backing an unpopular centrist candidate, the sitting vice president, Hilda Smith. Enter Armstrong George, a “dangerous lunatic” of a populist rival whose appearance on the scene has split the convention. The Republican party is in disarray—but this is only the beginning. Bomb scares, corrupt politicians, and a sexy, gun-toting gossip columnist all conspire to derail J. D.’s plans—and possibly the convention itself. The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is a biting, hilarious satire of political culture from one of the savviest writers on the subject.