The Devil determines that the world has deteriorated to the point where he can have a son who will be his surrogate on earth. He surrounds the boy, Zadeus, with a team of trainers who represent the five major centers of influence in our society. While he is maturing, they are at work attacking our culture.|
The book follows his development as he moves through the stages of life including his education, business experience and political exposure. Each stage is carefully monitored by the Devil and an earthly associate, Joe Doaks.
Each of the characters plays a role in causing serious deterioration and confusion in the societal climate of the country. The Devil personally oversees the entire plot, making certain that all actors are aware that the end goal is to establish him as the ultimate ruler.
It is the conflict between the training of Zadeus and his contacts with others whose philosophy is in sharp contrast with Satan, which establishes the title, A Story of Two Trees, and which will ultimately determine the outcome of the book.