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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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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.
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so different,entertaining,you learn bunch of bizarre facts,really enjoyed it
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Kay Nolte Smith (July 4, 1932 – September 25, 1993) was an American writer. She was for a time friendly with the philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand, who was her leading literary and philosophical influence.

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