On the way to New York City to deliver a speech, Cotter Huxtable meets Heidi Macomber in a forever way. Cotter will speak just ahead of the President. He feels that the major area of trouble for America and the world can be defined within 'extremisms'. What happens at the speech makes Cotter a hero and also a 'person of interest', both to his country and its enemies.
Alfred Dalrymple was educated at the University of New Hampshire and Columbia University. He traveled throughout Europe while in the Army and eventually settled in Alaska where in addition to writing, he taught grades 5-12 for three years. He has traveled Asia extensively since 1990, and his character's adventures take place on the very trails he has hiked, seven times from Mt. Everest to Jiri, and from China to Thailand. Since publishing his first title in 1999, Dalrymple has gone on to write and publish a total of five books.