This book is a historical novel about the Panic of 1873 when was then thought of as The Great Depression.
What if the President of the United States personally asked for your help? That is the situation John Crudder faced. But the President not only wants the services of Crudder but also of the Midnight Marauder. John's mission takes him to his boyhood home of New York City and then into the Executive Mansion in Washington D.C. Crudder learns the President wants him to find the people responsible for the most devastating financial crisis the country has ever faced. John finds these enemies of the country are also personal enemies of his. And they hurt one of the people most important to him.