The Redemption : From the Author of The Exorcist Paperback
THE REDEMPTION 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, he maintains an eerie silence though subjected to unimaginable torture.
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 unusual characters.
All become enmeshed in a series of baffling, inexplicable deaths, until events explode in a surprising climax. Told with unrelenting pace, THE REDEMPTION's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/02/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749953737
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Review by Bridgey
The Redemption - William Peter Blatty ***Having read and enjoyed the Exorcist and Legion, I thought I would give this a try....The Redemption (published elsewhere as Dimiter) is a spy thriller with very little in relation to the topics of Blattys other works. Set during the cold war period the novel starts in Albania with a spy named Paul Dimiter being tortured by the authorities.A year later and a whole series of events are being investigated by a Policeman called Peter Meral, is there a link between these and Dimiter? And if there is, can he find it?I found this book at times very slow, and the plot occasionaly incoherent. It has been praised as Blatty's best work, but I don't think it can hold a light to his earlier offerings. Or maybe I just expected something different.