'Blowback' introduces Richard Whelan, the National Security Adviser to the President and one of the most powerful people in the administration. A fugitive from justice for a murder he didn't commit, Whelan is also trying to prevent the United States from engaging in nuclear war with Asia.
On India's border a weapon of mass destruction has begun a terrifying countdown towards Armageddon.
In Washington, DC, Richard Whelan, National Security Adviser to President Edgar Roswell and one of the most powerful blacks in the administration, has just been framed for the murder of his white girlfriend, the daughter of a prominent defence contractor who just happens to be a staunch supporter of the President.
As powerful enemies align to keep him from the truth, Richard Whelan - alone, a fugitive from justice - finds himself in a race against time as the world heads to the brink of nuclear confrontation.