Quick disclaimer: I worked in public policy and was government-relations (i.e., lobbying)-adjacent for a number of years. I have a lot of opinions and biases from those years, based on personal experience, which inevitably color anything I read on politics/political life.
The authors of We’re with Nobody, Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian, are opposition (“oppo”) researchers. They are, in short, the guys who dig up the dirt. They roam about the country following up on rumors and suppositions and allegations, trying to figure out what’s wrong with the guy their client is running against – and, usually, also what’s wrong with their client. In the cynical field of politics, these guys are the ultimate cynics. They accept nothing without facts and will go to extraordinary lengths and undertake serious personal risks to track those facts down –