Washington, D.C., Spring, 2018. When senior federal budget reviewer Gene Westmoreland refuses to approve funds for Operation Firefang—building clandestine nuclear missile sites world-wide—on the grounds that it is illegal and violates treaty agreements, the Trump administration attacks him. A general and a senator rebuke him, his phone is tapped, his car is tailed, and his adult son is trapped into a dangerous relationship. After his boss, Clem, who supports Gene in opposing Firefang, is blackmailed by the administration and takes his own life, Gene is stripped of his security clearances and exiled to a warehouse to await termination. If he discloses what he knows, he will be prosecuted for revealing classified information. The woman he loves and his son pull back from him as the threat against him grows and his reputation is tainted with stories of debauchery, circulated by the administration.