After two shocking murders rock the nation, the president barely escapes an assassination attempt at the Oklahoma City memorial. But the fusillade of sniper fire claims twelve unintended victims. In response, the president calls to amend the U.S. Constitution with a controversial antiterrorism law that would drastically curtail civil liberties -- and he has handpicked Senator Ben Kincaid to harvest the support that will make the amendment a reality. Though shaken by the carnage, Ben can't ignore his growing suspicion that what's haunting Capitol Hill isn't the specter of foreign terrorism but something much closer to home. Now, with his ever-resourceful chief of staff -- his wife, Christina -- and his support team backing his play, Ben squares off against what could be the most dangerous Goliath he's ever challenged.