Delphine Roget, a young French journalist, gets the chance of a lifetime to travel with Secretary of State Julia Dayton who is seen as a leading contender for President of the United States. Though some of her male colleagues seem hostile, Delphine is a smart reporter and catches the eye of the Secretary who begins feeding her information. As they travel from capital to capital, Dayton promotes a Middle East peace initiative that could be a springboard for her presidential bid. And Delphine begins to fall in love with Jason, the head of the Secretary's security detail.
Written by a former State Department correspondent, this book is full of authentic detail. What's it like to travel on the plane of the Secretary of State, to file stories under pressure, to attend press conferences with heads of state? Only someone who has really been there can answer these questions.
As reporters and officials seen as hostile the Secretary begin to show up dead, Delphine realizes that her very life is at stake. If she allows Dayton to carry on unchecked, the United States could be ruled by a megalomaniac who will stop at nothing. But if she takes a stand, her own future could be snuffed out by a ruthless adversary.