In a bold maneuver, she launches the most daring social experiment of all time: a sort of political Olympics in which the players must solve the world's most intractable issues. The global media frenzy which follows christens it "The Contest." Some call her a beacon of hope ... others judge her to be a lunatic, intent on wasting her vast fortune in a flash of narcissistic fantasy.
Meanwhile, threatened by the disruptive volatility of Minerva's utopian plan, a secret faction of power-hungry puppet masters plots to derail The Contest. As the competition reaches its final round, the conflict between heavy-handed greed and enlightened creativity results in an explosive climax.