State Of Affairs | 2014
Each day the president is faced with dozens of life-and-death decisions, and to prioritize the biggest international crises facing the country, one top CIA analyst - Charleston Tucker - assembles the President's Daily Briefing (PDB). This list of security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of analysts at the agency. Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close relationship with President Constance Payton because she was once engaged to her son before a terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Navigating a complex personal life and a pressure-cooker profession is, of course, a challenge, and Charlie sometimes engages in boundary-pushing behavior to avoid facing her grief. But when the clock strikes 2 a.m., she is all about her job - protecting her nation, serving her president and still trying to get to the bottom of her fiancé's murder, which will reveal itself as a shocking mystery.