Problems begin for the President's family when a skull is found buried at a Manhattan construction site once owned by the family. The skull, when facially reconstructed, bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler. DNA analysis shows a familial relationship to the President of the United States. From that moment on, no one with knowledge of the skull is safe. Someone very important is determined to keep the 60-year old conspiracy buried, and that someone is so powerful he is able to operate with impunity from the law.
The president’s grandfather, Parker Strong, old and in ill-health, is still the power behind the throne, and he falls back on old methods of survival (“Death solves all problems!”) when the emerging scandal threatens him, his family and the political dynasty he has labored to create.
Two law enforcement officers - Reese, a NYC police lieutenant and Thompson, an FBI agent from upstate New York - both ex-Army Rangers and each with abundant personal baggage - are forced to confront the “family” on the family’s terms, and each pays a heavy price in the pursuit of justice.