Power-mad Cesare Groznyy is in trouble. His scheming may have made him the president of an American university but his hubris has him pinned into a corner. He has enemies in his staff, in his family, and in his bed.
Before long, the bitter controversies swirling around Groznyy's phony academic schemes will seem the least of his worries. His third wife, rising star singer Holly Wood, plans to expose him as the murderer of his son Modest.
Under Groznyy's very nose, meanwhile, terrorist fanatics are plotting at Groznyy's own university. It's the early 1990s, and an atrocity is about to strike the World Trade Center in New York.