Washington State has a new congressional seat up for grabs, and national interest is focused on District 12. John Beaton has been a citizen for ten years, but still cannot understand the US political system. When a couple of old friends ask for his help supporting a political campaign he decides this is his chance to find out more. After all his vote counts - doesn't it? And his decisions are objective and rational - aren't they? Well, maybe, but the prolonged primary and general election process is long and tedious. Just when he thinks it's almost over, and he can get back to his life, he finds himself on the run, fleeing from people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on, or bury, the information he has with him. Maybe they'll end up burying John in the process.
Alan Searle lives with his wife, Jeri, in Washington State. They have no cats, dogs, parakeets or hamsters, but they do own a small sailboat and enjoy taking it out on Puget Sound.