|Legion (1983) [Novel]|
by William Peter Blatty
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(From the publisher):
A young boy, a deaf-mute, is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. The kindly, aging detective assigned to the case sees it not only as a crime--one that calls for all his skill and intuition as an investigator--but as part of a larger and more baffling mystery; whether or not a good god can exist if He tolerates such monstrous evil. Is the murderer the elderly woman who witnessed the crime? A neurologist who can no longer bear the pain life inflicts on its victims? A psychiatrist with a macabre sense of humor and a guilty secret? A mysterious mental patient, locked in silent isolation?
As Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, he confronts a new enigma at every turn. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two victims priests? Is there a connection between these crimes and another series of murders that took place twelve years ago--and supposedly ended with the death of the killer?
Original title: Legion
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Demonic Possession & Exorcism
Fiction→ Horror→ Detectives and Horror