A suicide is discovered in a top-secret White House file room. Rumors of a dangerous threat to the president have spread, and Secret Service agent Jack Powers is assigned to keep the brewing crises from the press. But death is just the tip of the iceberg --espionage is suspected of a beautiful woman who just may be the President's mistress. Acting on presidential orders, Powers follows a twisting trail that leads from the inner circle of the Oval Office to the outer fringes of international terrorism. But suddenly he finds himself trapped in a labyrinth of the deceit, murder, and betrayal that can destroy him at any moment.