The French president is assassinated. Enter the shadow men.
The French President is assassinated in an explosion that appears to be a terrorist attack.Simon Kapita, the president's spin doctor and best friend springs into action, backing the Minister for Social Affairs for the presidency and urging the Prime Minister to call a snap election. But the Prime Minister wants the presidency for himself and has a spin doctor of his own, an old rival of Kapita's. This classy and absorbing political thriller lays bare the machinations of government as rivals vie for power.