Benjamin Franklin Gates is looking for a book containing centuries of secrets and must take several actions to recover it, including kidnapping the President of the United States.
"Ben Gates (Cage) sets out to find the lost 18 pages from the diary of Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth. One of the 18 missing pages has been discovered by Jeb Wilkinson (Harris). On that page are the names of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Thomas Gates, Ben Gates' great-great-grandfather, is listed on the page. After discovering this, Ben does not want Thomas Gates to be remembered as a conspirator in the assassination of the man who brought this nation together. His quest to clear his family's name leads to unexpected twists and turns."