Porter Randall never wanted to be the President of the United States – the position was “thrust upon him.” The former Army then civilian surgeon turned medical thriller author, ran for Congress at the urging of friends and colleagues. Surprisingly he won and was in his second term when his whole world changed. At 3 AM he was awoken during a Christmas vacation and informed that according to the Act of Succession, he was immediately the President of the US. Now, after serving out the remainder of an elected Democratic President who died in office, he has been asked to run for the office as a Republican. Porter has made it clear from his first day in office this is not a position he desired, nor power or prestige he ever wanted. However, what will a truly honest man with a good heart and common sense do when offered this title?