Thirteen-year-old Adam Stafford has his own problems to deal with. Until the evening his adolescent yearnings come to life: Adam spies a beautiful naked woman in the house across the street, and his curiosity is inflamed. The woman is Catherine Caswell, a beautiful thirty-something blonde who recently moved in. Adam is determined to learn all he can about his new neighbor. Catherine is an artist, a divorcee and a confidante of JFK. Against all odds, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the innocent thirteen-year-old and the world-weary survivor. But friendship is never enough, not in Washington, and not at the height of the Cold War. Catherine’s hidden past soon catches up with them as she and Adam find themselves enmeshed in the growing confusion and intrigue leading to the assassination of the President.