Globalization is tearing at the fabric of American society. Locked in a high-stakes struggle and on the verge of a trade war, the United States and China each want a piece of the action—and both countries will do just about anything to ensure success. But when a union boss is murdered while leading a strike against sending American jobs offshore, everything begins to change, especially for John Shay.
John, a union leader at a stale point in his marriage and at work, takes over the strike along with his chosen partner, Hannah Stein, a tough negotiator who loves to be on the line with strikers, but who is also battling complicated personal demons. Aided by Chinese activists and a Native American woman working in Asia to combat digital piracy, the two partners soon realize the strike is just a piece on a much larger game board. As Hannah and John stumble into a thicket of intrigue, mounting unrest spills into the streets of China and the United States.
In this intense thriller, two union leaders unwittingly snared in a geopolitical drama between two heavyweight nations are determined to fight for the American working class, even if it means putting their own lives on the line.