"The most shattering book on demonic possession isn't fiction at all but
MALACHI MARTIN'S spellbinding work of interpretive reporting."
—New York (Sunday) Daily News
Hostage to the Devil is a controversial nonfiction bestseller—a chilling and true account of possession and exorcism in modern America—hailed by NBC Radio as "one of the most stirring books on the contemporary scene."
"Martin is above all serious. He is not speaking about madness, about illusions or the irrational, but about the real beyond all reason. . . . He presents exorcism as . . . a titanic clash of wills that threatens the lives, the sanity, even the souls of all attending."—Newsweek
"In the barrage of books on possession and exorcism, this is undoubtedly the most authoritative and convincing."—The Washington Post Book Review
"Martin's polished contemporary sense of traditional theology entices even the skeptical. . . . Stunningly pertinent . . . Will set you thinking—and thinking—and thinking."—Detroit News
MALACHI MARTIN—eminent theologian, premier authority on the Roman Catholic Church, and former professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute—is the author of such national bestsellers as The Final Conclave, Vatican, The Jesuits, and The Keys of This Blood. His most recent book is Windswept House: A Vatican Novel.
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