The locals prepare for the Harvest Festival as they and their ancestors have dose for generations. By the end of the day, all will be dead. Then the new inhabitants arrive... At a nearby air-force base, the top brass awaits the arrival of flic new President of the United States. Jewish, liberal, incorruptible, Joel Waterstone stands against the forces of fundamentalism and political extremism, at home and abroad. At a huge cost in human life, Waterstone is kidnapped and spirited away. An international hunt begins that takes one brave man and his friends to the heart of human darkness, from the treacherous streets of Washington to the dying wastes of a land tearing itself apart - a land where darkness is never-ending, and midnight comes at noon.