Thursday, April 1, 2010

Book trailer - "Dimiter" by William Peter Blatty

One of my memorable readings is William Peter Blatty’s novel, “The Exorcist”. All right, to be honest it is one novel that gave me and still gives me shivers down my spine. It is also the only novel by William Peter Blatty I read, but that doesn’t lessen its effects. After a long time William Peter Blatty published a new novel, “Dimiter”, released in March by Forge Books and I think that this is an excellent opportunity for me to read a new work by William Peter Blatty and a good reason to start looking for his other works. Especially since “Dimiter” comes with such an interesting trailer and with such an intriguing synopsis:

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 Morris West’s The Devil’s Advocate and the Catholic novels of Graham Greene.

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.

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