"Birnbaum strips away the secrecy and with riveting detail chronicles ‘the brazen manipulation of both lawmakers and the public’ by [the] lobbying industry."
— The Los Angeles Times Book Review
A Washington Post Bestseller
"Full of fresh insights, amply supported with detailed evidence." — The New York Times Book Review
"[Jeffrey Birnbaum’s] evidence of the myriad way in which well-connected special interests profit at the expense of the public makes a compelling case for change." — People
"A useful book filled with fine anecdotes and details one has come to expect from the author, a veteran Wall Street Journal reporter." — Business Week