Uris, Leon A God in Ruins

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A God in Ruins

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From the author of Redemption and Trinity comes another sweeping and awe-inspiring novel of politics, family, passion and intrigue.

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, an honest, principled and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn emerges as America’s hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life – a secret buried for over half a century that even he does not know…

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.

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Master storyteller and international best-selling 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.

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, an honest, principled and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. In an era morally unmoored, rife with armed separatists and fundamentalist zealotry, Quinn, the last great liberal of the Rocky Mountains, emerges as America's hope to reclaim its great past and its promises of the future. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political ambitions and threaten his life – a secret buried for over half a century that even he does not know . . .

Returning home at the end of World War II a decorated and wounded hero, Daniel Timothy O'Connell had moved his young wife, Siobhan, from the crowded streets of Brooklyn to the golden mountains of Colorado. Building a successful life as cattle ranchers, Daniel and Siobhan had everything they wanted – except a child. Desperate, they turned to the Church and adopted a beautiful three-year-old of mysterious parentage, a charming little boy they named Quinn Patrick.

In riveting prose, Leon Uris unfolds Quinn's life as he matures from a restless youth into a brave Marine undertaking a deadly undercover mission, and finally, into an earnest, intelligent and thoughtful leader willing to take on the most vicious and malevolently destructive forces threatening the country. Here, too, are the two beautiful women who have always loved him – Greer, the lover driven by ambition and passion, and Rita, the sensuous, adoring daughter of his friend and mentor, painter and philosopher Reynaldo Maldonado.

Through the years Quinn has made some powerful enemies who are determined to destroy him, including presidential incumbent Thorntorn Tomtree. A conservative computer mogul who built an electronic empire out of his father's Rhode Island junkyard, Tomtree is a right-wing pragmatist who will court the most dangerous and deadly elements of society and risk America'' safety to achieve his own ambitions.

From America's victorious past to its shadowed future, form the grandeur of Colorado's mountains to the enclaves of primitive militias hidden deep in the canyons of the Southwest's Four Corners, ' A God in Ruins' races to a powerful, unforgettable conclusion. A sweeping novel of a man, a life, and a nation, it vividly brings to life memorable characters that will indelibly touch the heart and mind and illuminates the major crisis facing America at the dawn of the new millennium.

An internationally acclaimed novelist, Leon Uris is the author of 'Redemption, trinity, exodus, Mitla Pass, Mila 18, QBV11, Battle Cry, Topaz ' and 'Armegeddon', among others. Uris lives in New York City.

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Leon Uris is an internationally acclaimed novelist and the author of Trinity, Redemption and Exodus among others.

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