Luther Whitney is a thief with a conscience. When he's breaking into a house of a wealthy family in Washington, D.C. the woman of the house returns with her lover.
They are having rough sex that gets out of hand and as the woman is about to attack the man with a letter opener, the door bursts open and two Secret Service men enter. They see the woman about to stab the President and shoot and kill her.
Luther sees it all from a two way mirror in the closet. When the Secret Service leaves the room, Luther takes the knife that also has the President's prints and escapes.
The Secret Service return to finish sanatizing the room only to learn that the knife is gone.
Bladacci does an excellent job with his debut novel as the Secret Service try to cover their tracks and Luther tries to set something up that would reveal the President' part in the woman's murder.
Luther Whitney breaks into a house that the POUS is in and having an affair and then caught killing the mistress.