When truth becomes stranger than fiction, strange fiction rings frighteningly true... It's the era of social media, "Fake News" and election hacking. The brash billionaire and political neophyte Harold P. Franks has stunned the world by winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Eli Green, a young coder who worked on the campaign's digital operation at Paragon Analytics, is unexpectedly offered a plum role inside the chaotic new White House, and quickly becomes a trusted shadow "IT guy" to the paranoid new president. Entrusted with ever-more sensitive tasks, Eli stumbles onto shocking proof of a very dark Franks secret, which someone is using to control the new president. The debut novel from Malcom James is a genre-defying roman à clef, blending equal doses of political thriller, dystopian alternative history, and social satire; a dark, provocative and occasionally hilarious take on the danger posed to American democracy in the age of Trump.