Nathan Jones - scarred for life by one night of horror in his Northern Irish past. And also by having the same name as a Supremes song. Hoping for a fresh start, Nathan moves to New York but when his girlfriend leaves him, he only has his new job for company - that of a security guard at the Empire State building. Recently acquired by a computer billionaire, the building is about to be visited by President Michael Keneally, an army of FBI men, and George Burley of Alabama, a white supremacist with the President at the top of his assassination Top Ten. Wildly dark and wonderfully entertaining, EMPIRE STATE takes the world of politics - international, racial and sexual - and holds it hostage at the top of one of the most famous buildings on Earth.