When Lieutenant Clarence Davenport was assigned to destroy a munitions depot near Kamisiyah, Iraq, a hushed-up incident in the Gulf War, he had no idea his mission would result in a mass assassination at the Inauguration Ceremony. With the President and all other legal successors dead, the Presidency falls on a man who doesnt want itSecretary of Education, Ben Silver, a man in love who cant wait to get out of government. Compelled, Silver takes the job, but is immediately accused of involvement in the assassination conspiracy. Accusations fester, fueled by the political aspirations of Senator Jeb Davies. Davies institutes a plan to destabilize the country even further to force Silvers resignation and his succession to the Presidency. Amidst civil unrest, the war for the most powerful office in the world is on. Murder and attempted murder of President Silvers political enemies heighten suspicions against the reluctant President. Those investigators who believe in Silvers innocence keep uncovering puzzling facts relating to the assassination, but seem unable to solve the mystery of who did it and why. The unsolved crime of the new millennium threatens to destroy the nation if the answers are not found quickly.