Seth Barbieri, wealthy financier, discovers his father, longtime thought dead, has been in federal prison, for treason. When visiting his father, Seth learns a bizarre secret-John F. Kennedy did not die. He was whisked away from Parkland Hospital, kept alive on machines, at last healed, and over years, slowly, painfully rehabilitated. Emma Catlaps is consumed by the mystery of a living JFK sequestered in Upper Manhattan, in hidden luxury. But Kennedy is conclusively and obviously dead. Or is he? Ultimately Emma must uncover forces behind fierce pride and undying desire.