Mythical Mesa Flats Resort rises out of the Arizona desert near Tucson as a walled-in community of 1,200 upscale units as the active retirees call their trailer homes. The inhabitants are a fun-loving collection of characters. Predators and Politics follows the capers of energetic, imaginative, mischievous residents. The homeowners association board attempts to keep people happy and following the HOA rules. Board members, Marge Dunlap, a former Ohio nurse, and Sissy Sprattle from Washington, D.C., give the HOA president, Larry Armstrong, a retired Iowa grade school principal, more than he can manage. Marge chases after Digger Duncan, the old Colorado prospector. Gail Simmons, Marges friend from Ohio, flirts with Larrys advances. Jack Stoker is the troublemaker; John Bennoween, a questionable CIA retiree, is the sage. As the year unfolds, residents fend off predators, human and non-human, and engage in unpleasant, contentious, political antics. Through aggravations, dog days, a not so civil war, the kidnapping, a pumpkin festival, a trip to the deep, dark caverns, the Fourth of July fireworks, Larry, Marge, Digger, Sissy, and other Mesa Flats characters fill the pages with humor, adventure, and sometimes tears. Its a romp in the desert.