Alternate history at it's best - a novel of post holocaust America. The book blurb says it all - Scores of our cities are vaporized, everywhere chaos reigns. In all of America only one major social unit was prepared for Armageddon: The Mormons. In Utah Civil Defense is a religious imperative; now every practicing Mormon is crowded into a warren of bunkers underneath Salt Lake City with a year's supply of food, medicine and weapons. Small wonder then if when America begins to dig itself out it looks to a Mormon President for leadership. Small wonder too if the Mormon heirarchy yields to the siren call of religious dictatorship.