A near fine first edition with a bit of shelf wear to the top and bottom of the spine, in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket.
In subsequent editions of this novel, the President, Edward Kennedy, is replaced by Florentyna Kane from Kane and Abel and The Prodigal Daughter.
The year is 1983. The President of the United States is Edward Kennedy. At 7:30 on March 3rd in the Washington Field Office of the FBI, two young agets are sent on a routine investigation to a local hospital An illegal Greek immigrant informs them of a threat on the President's life, the 1572nd that year. Marc Andrews, a young Yale graduate, treats the information with scepticism. His colleague things it might be wiser to report back to the cief to be on the safe side. By 8:30 that evening, five men know all the details. At 9:30, four of them are dead. Marc Andrews, who needs no more convincing, has just seven days to prevent the certain death of the third of the Kennedys.