Investigative journalist Bob Fullerby, leaders of the Back-to-Basics Club, and President Demnar Tarish of Domataland have one thing in common. They are searching for Leeha Ritsagin. She has what they want: the mysterious Guiding Light document.
The Guiding Light isn't the only disruption to Leeha's quiet life. A virulent illness strikes, and an unexpected friendship blossoms in the midst of tragedy.
The world beyond the walls of Leeha's little apartment also roils in turmoil. Senator Bradley Seldortin postpones retirement and joins Bob Fullerby in a desperate attempt to save Cadona, the world's mightiest nation, from falling into the hands of unscrupulous leaders. Bob, Bradley, and their allies fear the battle may already be lost. A bloody attack sets the Warm Sea ablaze, and an anxious world prepares for war.
The key to victory is the Guiding Light.