Hugo H. Dorzel is misogynistic, xenophobic, foulmouthed, ill-tempered, oversexed, and a pathological liar. He is also the President of the United States--and the best friend the Russians have ever had in the White House. But Dorzel faces a serious reelection challenge and, despite unleashing a tsunami of disinformation about his opponent, the Russians seem unable to prevent his campaign from falling further and further behind. Cybersleuth Will Manningham discovers that someone is killing people by hacking into their pacemakers and other life-saving devices and suspects that the increasingly desperate Russians are preparing to assassinate Dorzel's rival. The president's voluptuous Russian paramour, Alexandra Parushnikova, could be the key to the mystery, but the FBI's hands are tied when they want to investigate her. Will Manningham has only a few weeks to unravel the deadly scheme before the decisive moment arrives.