A Caliph rules America after the Christian Holocaust. Denisa Graceon, archeologist, is employed by an enigmatic Cardinal to locate Christian relics there. Beginning her search at the University of Virginia, where Jefferson's dream has become an oppressive nightmare, Denisa meets the Imam's debonair son, who, abhorring the radical Islamic vision, leads a clandestine rebellion and, hypnotized by her intellectual exuberance, aids her quest. Searching deep in Appalachia's wilderness she discovers the Unreconciled, the last American Christians. Immersed in Christianity, she is born again and becomes enamored by "Hawkeye," the swarthy, Adonis, who guards the very relic she had come to steal. When she learns the Caliph plans to annihilate them, she realizes only she can save them.