When President-elect James McAllister announces he will be arranging a summit to discuss nuclear disarmament before he even takes office, lame-duck President Bob Masters is livid. McAllister cannot take power before inauguration day, so why is he trying to usurp the current president's position? But when President Masters and his trusted chief of staff begin to investigate, they stumble upon something more sinister than a run-of-the-mill power grab. McAllister has no past. Adopted as a baby, he was raised outside of the country and then orphaned when his adopted parents died in a plane crash. As far as the FBI is concerned, there is no documentation of his existence before he returned to the United States for college. Further investigation reveals McAllister may be part of a Russian plan hatched in 1945, one so secret that virtually no one inside the current Russian administration knows anything about it. With the safety of the entire country at risk, President Masters struggles to prevent McAllister from undermining the very foundation of the United States government. President Masters despises the rationalization that the ends justify the means but finds himself in the unenviable position of having to break the law to defend the Constitution.