ATTACK on PRINCIPAL: it's the Secret Service's worst nightmare. Agents spend all their working lives, their days and nights training for it, and yet, they pray they'll never have to deal with it.THE HOSTAGE tells the story of the charming and controversial former leader of the free world Jack Creighton, who after his presidency, begins to live his lifelong dream. He's staying in a friend's multi-million dollar vacation home on a remote private island just off Florida's Gulf Coast. He's working with Felicia Harrison his editor, writing his life story far away from the cares and pace of his former life that took place in a 24/7 media "fishbowl." Now Jack seems to be the center of attention for two beautiful women who both want to be with him, neither is his wife. These women have their own dreams, they're are very different from those of Jack Creighton. One is Felicia Harrison, a beautiful, strong willed editor who's been promised the presidency of her family's publishing company if Creighton's book is a best seller. Selma Haywood, the other woman, was sent by Creighton's wife to spy on Jack. Georgette Sadowski Creighton is running for public office and wants Jack out of the media spotlight and carefully watched lest he "damage" her chances to win the upcoming election. Haywood's real mission is very different from the one assigned by Georgette Creighton, she's working with radical Iranian extremists who want to kidnap the former president. A very powerful late summer storm is the trigger that brings the carefully laid plot to a deadly beginning. The huge tropical storm bearing down on southwest Florida is the perfect cover for onset of the Iranian plot. It becomes a race between the Secret Service and the Islamic extremists who are aided and abetted by Cuba and Iran's newest allies, the FARC guerrillas from Colombia. Jack Creighton's no longer in charge, in twenty very violent minutes his life's turned upside down... now, it's purely a question of survival... his.