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Beware the Night

Beware the Night

Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool

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A sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York's south Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls "the Work": investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity's most ancient--and most dangerous--foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigation into incredible true crimes an inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.

In Beware the Night, he takes readers into the very hierarchy of a hell on earth to expose the grisly rituals of a Palo Mayombe priest; a young girl whose innocence is violated by an incubus; a home invaded by the malevolent spirit of a supposedly murdered ninteenth-century bride; the dark side of a couple who were literally, the neighbors from hell; and more. Ralph Sarchie's NYPD revelations are a powerful and disturbing documented link between the true-crime realities of life and the blood-chilling ice-grip of a supernatural terror.

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THE HALLOWEEN HORROR



I hate Halloween. It wasn't always this way: When I was a child, I liked to dress up and collect candy from the neighbors; and when I was a little older, I was one of those guys who would...

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Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool

Ralph Sarchie is a Sergeant in the New York Police Department, working at the 46th precinct in the South Bronx. During his 16 years on the force, patrolling some of New York City's most dangerous slums on the midnight tour, he's made over 300 arrests and received seven medals. For the past ten years, he's moonlighted as a demonologist, investigating haunted houses and cases of demonic possession. A devout Catholic, he's assisted in 20 exorcisms. He lives in Queens, New York, with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children.

Lisa Collier Cool is an award-winning author of four previous books and hundreds of articles for such magazines as Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and Penthouse. She lives in New York with her husband, John, and their three children.

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