William Peter Blatty is probably best known for The Exorcist – admitedly I haven’t read the book but I still contend that the movie is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen! So, when I saw his name emblazoned on the cover of this book while browsing the ilses my interest was peaked. This was not at all what I was expecting… it was not a horror story. It wasn’t even about demonic possession though the reference to the “agent from hell” on the back cover might lead you to expect something like that. It was really more a character story about a man who finds and then becomes(?) Christ. That said, this is not an overtly religious fiction. It is, for lack of a better term, a spy thriller. I think it progresses nicely and to my great pleasure I had not figured out what was going on half-way through the book!! Even with the foreign names and language throughout (which are sometimes bothersome to me) this was a pretty easy read. I will probably check out some of Blatty’s other work — though I don’t think I’m brave enough to read the Excorcist!
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