Fueled by the electorate's ever-increasing demands for a pristine environment, Brannan Inman, the charismatic founder of The Forum for a Green America and the world's leading environmentalist, meticulously crafts and then pursues his lifelong plan to become the sovereign ruler of California. Brannan's intrigues drive the State of California to secede from the Union and an infuriated European Union to declare war on the United States. An unwitting minion in Brannan's cabal is chemist turned California Congressman, Richard Stovall, whose career and political agenda Brannan creates and then directs through environmental activist, Faith Shepherd, a bed partner of both men. Although beset by Brannan's machinations, The President of the United States and the heads of state of England, France, and Germany are unable to see the connection of their plights to Brannan's construct. The multiple-point-of-view story ends with a surge of deadly insights. Howard Steinberg writes about the environment from a lifetime of experience in the chemical-mining industry.