We follow Simon Gautreaux, a 3rd rung journalist from a backwoods town in Georgia to Washington DC and Budapest. When he lands in DC he takes a no-questions-asked job for a lot of money from an unknown benefactor to take pictures of visitors to a woman’s house in his old hometown.
Simon finds he is spying on Grace Benoit, a girl he knew and loved. She is under the influence of a dark entity and Simon determines to save her. He fights the minions of hell to get her out of Georgia and back to DC only to find his benefactor is the source of the depravity suffered by Grace. His fear that evil that may again consume Grace prompts him to continue to do jobs for this benefactor.
Simon realizes evil in all forms surrounds him and Grace, from a well-known DC hostess to the political glitterati, the head of a multinational newspaper conglomerate and the owner of a local nightspot that caters to DC law enforcement and Capitol Hill officials. The evil is infiltrating the halls of Congress with increasing movement into the White House.
Simon is witness to several vicious attacks that leave victims in piles of dismembered parts on the streets of DC. Local police, the Vatican and Homeland Security are covering up the stories. He puts his life on the line to keep Grace safe and unravel the political stakes.
He realizes everyone has shameful secrets, including himself. Finding a passport issued him as an infant, he travels to Budapest hoping for self-revelation, but finds startling information that directly impacts his fight to reclaim personal and political justice.