Jack Flynn, reporter for The Boston Record, is sitting on a goldmine of information that could torpedo the president's controversial nomination of the Massachusetts governor to be the next U.S. attorney general. But before he can wrap up the story, Jack is plunged into a murder investigation that may be connected to the hostile takeover bid that is threatening the newspaper he loves. In his relentless search for the truth, he is forced to question the love and loyalty of those he holds dearest - and avoid those who want him dead. As Jack shuttles from the swamps of central Florida to the corridors of Congress then back to the alleyways of Boston, he is left with just two questions: Will his newspaper survive long enough for him to tell his story? Will he?