With Felker on the loose, the election just days away, and family traumas abounding can they guard the life of the Vice-President. The stories of three people who guard the life of the Vice-President of the United States. Their problems multiply when their chief, Felker, realizes that he is better at planning attacks than foiling them, and disappears. While the team struggles to protect the V.P. and discover the whereabouts of their most dangerous threat, they must also contend with their unravelling personal lives. Costello seamlessly interlaces the team's burgeoning troubles. Big If juggles assassination threats with school runs, and political victories with growing personal crises. It is a gripping, giddying, utterly original novel that will exhilarate and unnerve its readers.'While many other writers only dream of achieving greatness, Mark Costello's work should have been born with the words "Great American Novel" stamped on the front.' --Economist, Books of the Year
Mark Costello worked as a Federal Prosecutor for five years before writing his first novel, Bag Men. Big If was published in 2004.