Cass and Keith
Nearly 15-year-old Cass senses that more violence will come, and she wants no part of it. She abandons her presidential aspirations in favor of becoming the next Stephen King—higher bar but nobler pursuit.
Near the end of Cassie’s last visit to Washington, on the night of President Glen and Nips’s first state dinner, an assassin killed the Ukrainian Ambassador and Vice President Blaner. At the same time, OmegaTroopers attacked the Academy for Excellent Youth. Now, first daughter Cass and boyfriend Keith hurry the kids back to WatTechPrep. Cass’s relationship with Keith continues to mature, but nightmares about funerals haunt her. She senses that worse may yet happen—this is the Watson family, after all.