Hasn’t Dick Cheney enjoyed his moment, you may ask, dear reader. Yes, but like any great villain, he returns. Dick Cheney’s Heart takes a road trip between Baltimore and the Carolina Coast and meets Dick Cheney, Michael Vick, and Sarah Palin along the way, but also hunkers down with strippers, grifters, a cigar model, and quite a few pit bulls. It is a ballad to big cities and rural backwaters that resemble each other more every day and a memoir of citizenship amid epidemic public/private recklessness. Dick Cheney’s Heart is a pulse-check for the rogue heart of a country caught between spectacular treasons and inestimable heroics.