The third installment in the More series of dystopian thrillers set in NYC during the Second Great Depression sees the greatest danger to the recurring ragtag team of cops and feds. More's cover is blown, and his CIA handler has been dragged in front of a congressional investigative committee. Meanwhile, the political feud between Republicans and Democrats has reached critical mass during the 2016 presidential conventions in NYC.
Two feuding legislators who are using a shadow bank in the city's subway system to move slush funds through have their quarrel spill into open warfare. The Democrat has the entire political apparatus from City Hall to the NY State House to Washington on her side; the Republican has a former Special Forces veteran of Iraq (and More's nemesis) now turned mercenary. Soon full-scale war on a level far above what the NYPD can handle is breaking out all over the city, with the civilian population caught in the crossfire. Only More can save Santiago's team, but will he be enough to stop his high-tech military counterpart?