In its approximately ninety-year history, the Miss America Pageant has brought with it fame and then obscurity for most of its winners. But one alpha girl there is among them whose success morphs only to even more accolades, in showbiz, until her rise crashes amid her well-publicised wrangles with paparazzi, illegal drugs, the media's 'body fascists' and her billionaire husband, from whom she splits, claiming he is ne but an adulterer... She leaves him. Or does he her? Whichever the truth, she is wadays jaded, cracking up on heroin, a shadow of her former self and bent on revenge upon him... Living in Las Vegas, he kws she is after him: he calls in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help protect him. On request, the FBI briefs, overseas, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) on the investigation... But after finding more and more awry with the former beauty queen's past, ASIO assigns its best secret operative, Luthan Fennes, the 'Retimer', to the glamorous, celebrity-obsessed world of Las Vegas: and what he uncovers leads all the way to the White House... What has the President himself done? And why are the local Feds w so uncooperative with Fennes?