Okay. To find an agent, I need to find someone who represents the work that is similar to
mine (by similar, I mean - my work is a fawning photocopy). After much thought, I realize
that Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged is the closest thing - except her book is smarter and my novel
is more exciting.
In case you are curious: my novel is set in an alternate future where America has lined its borders with patriot missiles and has retreated into a position of radical isolation. No one outside the US knows what's going on in there. The protagonist starts off in Montreal and through an adventure of sorts, finds passage into the U.S. When he gets there, he finds the country completely abandoned and the denouement leads to the discovery of where all the people went.
Don't you think it would be very hard to find an agent who would consider the clap-trap of a right-wing nut?
No. Just google the name of every person working in the White House or married to a Vice President and find out who agented their novels. If that doesn't produce a long enough list, find out who published the FIRST edition of Bill O'Reilly's novel THOSE WHO TRESPASS and and query them. He chose that publisher cause they promised not to change a single word.
Under no circumstances should you query Miss Snark. Her theory of the alternate future involves Mr. Clooney, sunny beaches, and an indestructible liver.