Unusual activity at a popular yet rustic resort in Duck, North Carolina catches the eye of Jack Sommerstag. Known to his friends as "Sommers" he can tell something isn't right. Why would the U.S. Army be involved in the water tower business? He returns from his vacation with his family, to Washington, DC only to find he's been terminated from the ad agency where he works. And the trail leads right to the top of the government. Meanwhile in the shadow of the US Capitol, FBI Agent Ben Chambers is approached by his old friend Senator Turnbull. The senator's aide has been killed after delivering documents that are top secret and may contain evidence of some type of clandestine national operation. No one, not even the President of the United States is beyond suspicion. The exciting twists and turns are right out of today's wanings about the world. This exciting political thriller is written with a keen knowledge of Washington and holds the suspense and sometimes violence until its gripping conclusion.