I realize it's fiction and I've read lots of them, however, so far this one is the most preposterous of them all. He talks to a bartender and in five minutes becomes his best friend, needs a ride, gets a Bentley, or going to Italy, gets a private jet. That's just for starters. Everything is so ludicous, it's almost satire. Hey, maybe it is? In spite of that, Woods is a terrific writer.