An admiral is on trial for having defied the President while
carrying out the orders of a rebellious Congress?A President is on trial
for having failed to act when a crisis threatened his country.
In a nation's darkest hour, a terrorist strikes.
aide Jim Dillon discovered a little known provision in the U.S.
Constitution and it plunged the federal government into chaos. Now he
struggles to gain control over the extraordinary events his actions
precipitated: volunteering for the defense team at the court marshal of
Admiral Ray Billings, who disregarded a presidential order by leading an
assault on foreign terrorists. At the same time, in the South Pacific, a
fanatic plans to exploit the weaknesses of an American government in
upheaval by brutally shedding American blood and taking innocent
citizens hostage. But nothing will prevent a great nation from doing
what is right, no matter what the price, not when the honor and the
future of America is at stake.
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