he narrator of the story is the ubiquitous confidante of Senator Katherine Laforge. His name is never revealed but he becomes the voice of the story. He is a retired NARA project manager who is bored with his freedom and welcomes the chance to be a part of the adventure of helping his childhood friend run for the presidency of the United States. He knows more about Senator Katherine Laforge and the events surrounding her pursuit of the presidency than anyone. The senator's needs for his knowledge gives him a purpose in his life.