Spanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the unforgettable story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, who is on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States.
Adopted at a young age by Colorado ranchers, Quinn's life unfolds from a restless youth to a brave Marine and finally an honourable and thoughtful leader. Present in his life are also the two women who love him - Greer, driven by
ambition and passion, and Rita, the sensuous and adoring daughter of his best friend and mentor. In an era rife with
armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn is the last great liberal hope. But he is also a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life - a secret buried for over half a century;
Master storyteller and international bestselling author of Redemption, Trinity and Exodus, Leon Uris once again
brilliantly interweaves historical fact with gripping fiction in this powerful novel of politics, family, intrigue, love and the passions that rule human lives.