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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Descendant of a psychic, intimate with the dark side of the human mind, he is nevertheless unprepared for the deadly battle between science and faith about to engulf him.
Once the patient of Sigmund Freud for her paralyzing obsession with Satanism, she now looks out over a dark ocean filled with terrifying secrets.
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Hardcover, 311 pages
Published June 1st 1983 by William Morrow & Company
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Patrick Peterson
May 04, 2015 Patrick Peterson rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: libertarians, objectivists, scientists, women,
Recommended to Patrick by: Bob Hessen, others

This has been on my shelves for many years, but finally made some time to check it out and I'm so glad I did.

Blown away by how well done, gripping and relevant it is, 32 years after original publication. The tale of a young, female head of a bio-tech company who has to overcome prejudice, tradition and deceit in her family and in the news, in order to succeed and bring her new technology to market and save her own sanity. The book is as timely and compelling today as it was when publis
Marco den Ouden
This is a brilliant novel, maybe Smith's best. It tells the story of an ancient curse uttered by a witch as she was burned at the stake many years ago and about her descendant, the executive of a modern biotech company. It highlights the battle between the forces of reason and mysticism. It exposes the hucksterism behind mediums and seances and all that mystic mumbo jumbo in a most convincing way, all within the confines of a gripping plot and fascinating characters.
Pierre A Renaud
May 25, 2012 Pierre A Renaud marked it as to-assess (Red flag: previously had been a long time libertarian
Slma Hisham
so different,entertaining,you learn bunch of bizarre facts,really enjoyed it
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