The President's Daughter
The president's daughter, Millennium Tyler, born shortly after 9/11, is about to discover what happens when an impulsive decision about college ends up dragging others along on a grand adventure. The others include her Secret Service protectors, bumbling international terrorists, a drug kingpin, a religious fanatic, two of her classmates, and a South Dakota farm kid. Nobody emerges unscathed. More
The president’s daughter is Millennium Tyler, born shortly after 9/11, and she's about to discover what happens when an impulsive decision by a person in power ends up dragging a whole lot of others along on some grand adventure into the wilderness. In this case, her decision is the same one made by countless high school graduates: where to attend college. The “wilderness” ends up being South Dakota; the “others” range from her Secret Service protectors to bumbling international terrorists, a drug kingpin, a religious fanatic, two of her classmates, small-town law enforcement officers, and an unsuspecting South Dakota farm kid. Like most adventures, this one is transforming for all concerned, but in unexpected ways.
This book explores the way personality, language, and culture can have powerful impacts on a society as a result of constant media focus on people in positions of great power, including the President, First Lady, and their only daughter—the brilliant, beautiful, feisty, and articulate Millie. The impacts are both positive and negative. President Harrison Tyler has engaged the entertainment industry in a massive, and successful, effort to turn the United States into a highly secular, and economically healthy, nation focused on love, mutual respect, and rationality, instead of military power and political diatribe. As a result, he has managed to enrage religious fundamentalists throughout the world, especially those with a deep-seated fear of women’s power. Millie, besieged by reporters regarding her college plans, flips a coin onto a map of the United States and declares that where it lands is where she’ll go. The coin lands on South Dakota and the scramble begins. By Thanksgiving, she has made a life choice: stay in the heartland. We can’t help thinking about the future and envisioning Millennium Tyler as President herself.