Fifteen-year-old Owen Norris is at the top of his graduating middle-schoool class, and wants to know how the world works. He has no friends, spends all of his time studying, and has an almost non-existent relationship with his white collar parents, whom he sees for ten minutes a day. But, his boring suburban life changes when, he meets Congressman Lawrence Connor and his young nephew Caleb. Connor is immediately taken with Owen\'s intelligence and wit, and Caleb is immediately taken with Owen. As Caleb and Owen become close friends, Connor offers Owen a chance to learn how the world of politics really works. What starts as a fun way to make some extra summer cash takes a dark turn as Owen learns the frightening truth about the deranged secret world of politics in which he is now involved.