Over seven years after Armageddon, Aquitaine is doing better than everybody else in Europe - it has become the economic and manufacturing powerhouse of the region. The General -Ted Dennison - is quietly confident - that is until somebody tries to kill him - twice. From that moment onwards everything starts to go wrong. A terrorist bombing campaign begins with the inevitable deadly results. A new newspaper relentlessly attacks and ridicules him and his governing committee, an essential tax is subject to an adverse whispering campaign and, when he gets them, his successes against the terrorists are belittled. The appointment of a new Pope challenges his support the Peoples of the Earth as religion is drawn into the growing maelstrom.
Then it gets worse as two armies threaten to attack, a counterfeiter promises to destabilise the all important Aquitaine France just at the time when they desperately need money to arm against the emerging threats. In parliament Ted believes he has majority support but as his reputation unravels even that becomes endangered. A suggestion that the constitution should be abandoned and a temporary president appointed endangers the very foundation of the stable society Ted has created. When his friends start to suggest he should resign Ted fears the end is nigh - with all the menances to him and his family that may imply. In desperation answers are sought as the final denouement approaches.
This is the final book of the Aquitaine Trilogy that brings together the peoples of the Earth in a final compelling voyage.