MISTER PRESIDENT is the second book in a triad, the sequel to TALL IS THE PINE. The Sheridan family moves to Texas from Louisiana to escape the expected danger of a civil war. Two generations later, Lucy Sheridan becomes the bride of Lew Murdoch and Joel is a product of that union. Joel dies a tragic and unnecessary death in the first book. This book continues the story of the Murdoch family. Jennie's love affair with a black youth, Anthony Dodson, dies a slow death. Their love has a difficult time, struggling to survive with all the forces assailing it. Yolonda Brown is a disconcerting factor throughout the story of the Murdochs. Anthony Dodson is a gifted attorney and his success in legal battles leads to a life in politics. He becomes the first black President and on the day of his swearing in, another tragic death occurs. This forebodes the race war in the third book which tears this country apart and threatens to destroy freedoms so vital to the life of the United States and balance of power throughout the world.