The year is 2020, and the next United States presidential election looms on the near horizon. Three interwoven concerns dominate the national conversation: the election; the ever-fulminating possibility of domestic terrorism; and the very real specter of an international threat. The election heats up fast for candidate Josh Struben, a razor-sharp financier, and his striking wife Gina, an international singing sensation and ardent activist.
Also in the mix are Chinese industrialist Sun Feng, CIA operative "CC" Catherine Cauley, Islamic terrorist Faraq Hussein, and Kenneth Brady, the brilliant host of a network news show whose personal life defies convention. As their agendas, lives, and fates collide, each of them find themselves hanging in the balance of right and wrong, self-preservation, and patriotism.