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Publisher Description

William Peter Blatty has thrilled generations of readers with his iconic mega-bestseller The Exorcist. Now Blatty gives us Dimiter, a riveting story of murder, revenge, and suspense. Laced with themes of faith and love, sin and forgiveness, vengeance and compassion, it is a novel in the grand tradition of the great Catholic novels of the 20th Century.

Dimiter opens in the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state: Albania in the 1970s. A prisoner suspected of being an enemy agent is held by state security. An unsettling presence, though subjected to unimaginable torture he maintains an eerie silence. He escapes---and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The prisoner is Dimiter, the American "agent from Hell."

The scene shifts to Jerusalem, focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of engaging, colorful characters: the brooding Christian Arab police detective, Peter Meral; Dr. Moses Mayo, a troubled but humorous neurologist; Samia, an attractive, sharp-tongued nurse; and assorted American and Israeli functionaries and hospital staff. All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax.

Told with unrelenting pace, Dimiter's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition. Dimiter is William Peter Blatty's first full novel since the 1983 publication of Legion.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2010
March 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tom Doherty Associates
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
261.9
KB

Customer Reviews

DesertSlug ,

Poetic

I almost didn't buy this book because of numerous bad reviews. All I can say about those reviews is "they didn't get it". The characters have depth, the story has the mysterious and beauty and ugliness of humanity. And, as always, the writing is humorous and poetic. Don't expect "The Exorcist" and you will enjoy this book.

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