Legion

William Peter Blatty

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Just in time for the 40th anniversary of The Exorcist -- Legion, a classic tale of horror, is back in print!

A young boy is found horribly murdered in a mock crucifixion. 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?

Lieutenant Kinderman follows a bewildering trail that links all these people, confronting a new enigma at every turn even as more murders surface. Why does each victim suffer the same dreadful mutilations? Why are two of the 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?

Legion is a novel of breathtaking energy and suspense. But more than this, it is an extraordinary journey into the uncharted depths of the human mind and the most agonizing questions of the human condition.

The answers are revealed in a climax so stunning that it could only have been written by the author of The Exorcist—William Peter Blatty.

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He thought of death in its infinite groanings, of Aztecs ripping out living hearts and of cancer and three-year-olds buried alive and he wondered whether God was alien and cruel, but then remembered Beethoven and the dappling of things and “Hurrah for Karamazov” and kindness. He stared at the sun coming up behind the Capitol, streaking the Potomac with orange light, and then down at the outrage, the horror at his feet. Something had gone wrong between man and his creator, and the evidence was here on this boathouse dock.

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"Infinitely more suspenseful than The Exorcist. I devoured Legion in one terrified gulp. It even manages to outspook The Exorcist."--Los Angeles Times
 
"Heartbeat-skipping horror. Read Legion only on a sunny day."--Cosmopolitan
 
"Mesmerizing and horrifying at the same time."--USA Today on Legion

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William Peter Blatty

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY has written numerous novels and screenplays, and is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist. He has won three golden globes and he also won the Academy Award for his screenplay of The Exorcist. He lives in Maryland with his wife Julie and son Paul.

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Legion
William Peter Blatty

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429993623
ISBN10: 1429993626
336 pages
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765327130
ISBN10: 0765327139
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$15.99
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