It's the not-too-distant future, and in the wake of a nuclear terrorist attack, the president has signed the Freedom from Religion Act, which outlaws any public expression of religion. But what will the president do now that his wife and son are dead, and he has converted to Christianity?
Will he stand true to his newfound God, or will he buckle under political pressure? It was his lifelong dream to be president, but now he stands poised to lose it all just for following the convictions of his heart.
Jerold Volker was the youngest vice-president ever at one of Cincinnati's oldest and most prestigious banks. He was on the fast-track to success and he liked it. But Jerold had a secret - a deep, dark secret - and he was soon to learn that secrets have a mind of their own. They want to be told. They want to see the light of day, no matter how hard you try to bury them. For Jerold, the past had latched onto his shirt-tail and followed him into the future, and now he must deal with it.
When Sara Thompson took the man's order, she had no idea he would take the entire diner hostage moments later. And she had no idea he would know her deepest, dirtiest sin. Calling himself Accuser, the man offers his victims a chance at freedom - but at a price. The Accuser's demand seems simple: All his captives have to do is reveal their blackest sins and they will walk free. But as one by one the hostages testify, the game gets darker.