In 1962, a 38 year old Secret Service man named Thomas Lemuel Johns transferred from the Atlanta office to the Vice Presidential protective detail in Washington D.C. He and a small detail protected Lyndon Johnson and were with him a year later in Dallas, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment on, Johnson became the most powerful man in the world and the security of the president became a more complex and difficult task. "Lem" Johns was instrumental during the Johnson presidency in bringing about changes that have led to the modern day protections afforded the president and others in the United States government.
Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman.
Recently-retired MI6 agent, George Smiley is doing his best to adjust to a life outside the secret service until a disgraced agent reappears with information concerning a mole at the heart of the service.
With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.