Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
When the Berlin Wall falls on November 9th, 1989, superspy Martin Rauch's world is thrown into turmoil. He and his fellow agents at the EGFI are reeling. Their government has collapsed, their organisation is in chaos and their futures are uncertain, at best.
The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.
James Hacker, MP is propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - No. 10. Could this have been managed by his trusted Permanent Private Secretary, the formidably political Sir Humphrey Appleby, together with his much put upon PPS Bernard Wolley. What could possibly go wrong?