An idyllic Northumberland village is host to a terrible event that will rock nations. The locals prepare for the Harvest Festival as they and their ancestors have done for generations.  By the end of the day, all will be dead. Then the new inhabitants arrive…At a nearby air base, the top brass awaits the arrival of the new U.S. President. Jewish, liberal and incorruptible, Joel Waterstone stands against fundamentalism and political extremism at home and abroad.  Waterstone is kidnapped and spirited away, at a huge cost to life, and an international hunt begins that takes one brave man and his friends to the heart of human darkness.