Power and money corrupt absolutely.
In Washington, Senator Landon Meyer --- leading presidential candidate and pivotal voice in a divided senate --- imposes his choices to fill two Supreme Court vacancies on the President. In San Francisco, Charlie Palmer --- a specialist in burying the crimes of the political and financial elite --- lies paralyzed by a gunshot. Linking the two is the senator's all-too-cunning brother --- a federal judge secretly managing his campaign.
An hour before his death, Palmer reaches out to private investigator Graham Gage, a ma