African dictator Bantu Sibaba rules his new nation with an iron fist. Most of the countries in south and central Africa no longer exist, having been gobbled up by his troops. Regarded as a modern-day Stalin, he maintains power with bomb threats. Now he wants to rule the world. Only one person on earth can stop him: the female president of the United States. President Stephanie Franklin knew Sibaba years ago, while she was in the Peace Corps. As she struggles to keep the peace between their two nations, Stephanie faces an illness that strives to take her life. An assassin shoots at her. She endures plots against her presidency and her life by a political enemy, a journalist, an unfaithful husband, and an envious identical twin. Through it all, she is aided by the man who has silently loved her for over a decade. Even with Adam at her side, will she survive the attempts on her life long enough to save America from nuclear war?