A deceptively simple dance step, a short car ride across the border and manipulation of what you think - American Spin is all these. It is also an international mystery and political thriller in which the central character, Vancouver Sun reporter Waylon Choy, risks his life in pursuit of the truth just as the craft of journalism seems to be abandoning the people who practice it and the Republican candidate for President tweets FAKE NEWS about any story he disagrees with. The only good news is that no one in the media thinks Donald Trump can win the election. While Choy, who all his life has been told "but you don't look Chinese," is deciding whether to accept a buyout and leave his job of 25 years at a once great newspaper, the best story of his career unfolds around him. A kiss from a beautiful stranger on an English Bay beach leads to what he thinks will be a short trip into Washington State to investigate a tip about the supposed suicide of the city's first Chinese-Canadian police chief, but then the story really explodes.