Change begins in a private study at Camp David, Maryland, where Joshua David Gellhorn, President of the United States, is meeting with his close friend and personal physician. No one else is present. Having subjected the President to a series of tests over the preceding two weeks, the well-known internist steels himself to present a startling and incredible diagnosis. The President is HIV-positive and has AIDS.
At about the same time, Anthony "Fat Tony" Costello, the CEO of the largest and most successful criminal organization in history, is having dinner at home with his only son, Jimmy, a promising graduate student and the pride and joy of his father´s life. In the midst of a tense and heart rendering dialogue with his father, Jimmy reveals that he is gay and has AIDS.
President Gellhorn initially accepts his apparent fate, and begins to plan for a smooth transition to his Vice-President. He and his Chief of Staff devise a scheme for resigning from the Presidency and avoiding public disclosure of the nature of his illness.
Fat Tony decides to fight for his son´s life, and commits his immense wealth to the creation and support of the San Rocco Medical Research Institute, a global, state-of-the art medical research institute devoted to finding a cure of AIDS as quickly as possible.
A riveting political and medical thriller, CHANGE explores the paths chosen by the President and crime lord to deal with this horrific disease and the unexpected and ultimately tragic consequences that ensue when their paths converge.
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