A new beginning...a new world...a new life. Transferred from Fort Thompson to the nation's capital to serve on the President's Youth Council, Daniel Jordan is shocked to find he does not arrive in Washington D.C., but lands in the nation's heartland, Kansas. Standing on top a helipad Daniel views the incredible beauty of rainbows reflecting off the blue-glass City of Gold designed by the president. Solar cars move silently along streets of gold. Streams wind their way under footbridges and even in winter, flowers bloom-all protected by a solar shield. In the City of Gold, Daniel forms a friendship with California's Youth Council senator, Lydia Cohen, a lovely, caring and brilliant young woman who will win the wreath of victory and be named president of the Youth Council. Or will she? Many questions arise: Is the beautiful City of Gold all it seems to be...a city of peace and beauty? Or Is it a counterfeit, beautiful on the outside, but immoral and full of evil? Is President Blackstone a figure of world peace or could he be "the lawless man" spoken of in the Bible? What will happen to those who did not take the number to buy and sell? Will a new constitution designed to protect the good of the many replace our present constitution which protects the pursuit of happiness and rights of the Individual? Caught in the middle of a changing America, Daniel and Lydia will have to choose between the old ways and the new ways of a global America. Will they choose wisely?