Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean. 483 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1996. ISBN: 0312958587. The year is 2003. President Ted Jay has invoked the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, Presidential vacancy, disability and inability, temporarily transferring power to his Vice President, TE (Shy) Garland. But five months later, when the Chief Executive attempts to reclaim the reins of power, Garland refuses to step aside, setting in motion a bloody and ruthless plot that will tear America in two, and bring the most powerful nation on earth to the brink of a military coup.