David Sloane is the best wrongful death attorney in San Francisco. He's a lawyer who can make juries do anything. But despite his professional success, he's plagued by a naightmare of a childhood he annot consciously remember. When he receivesa package from a White House confidant who then turns up dead by apparent suicide the contents reveal a history he never could imagined. Now, in search of justice, Sloane must depend on two men he's never met: Charles Jenkins, a former CIA agent turned recluse who suffers the same nightmare; and Tom Molia, a police detective willing to take on just about anyone - including the US Department of Justice. Together these men must expose a 30-year conspiracy so insidious that it may reach as far as the Oval Office and topple a presidency - if they can stay alive.