Oblivion by Jay R. Bonansinga

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Mankind's salvation lies in the hands of a burnt-out priest One snowy midnight in Chicago, a drunken ex-priest is accosted on the street by a well-dressed stranger - who turns out to be his former altar boy. The young lawyer wants Father Martin Delaney to perform a very special, ancient ritual - the spiritual cleansing of a mystery mansion way down south. Decades after a tragically bungled exorcism got him defrocked, Delaney is terrified by this request. Arriving blindfolded in the middle of a raging blizzard, he soon realises that the vast residence is indeed seriously haunted. But that is not its most alarming aspect...with only a book of rituals and his rickety faith to aid him, the disgraced priest must confront an age-old, overpowering evil - to avert what might become world-wide disaster.

About Jay R. Bonansinga

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Jay Bonansinga is the award-winning author of eight novels, as well as an acclaimed nonfiction work, The Sinking of the Eastland, published by Citadel Press. The Chicago Tribune has called him "one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers." Several of his titles are in development as major Hollywood movies, and his work has been translated into eleven languages. He is a longtime resident of the Chicago area and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and two sons in Evanston, Illinois. Visit the author at www.jaybonansinga.com.
Published October 16, 2011 by Cemetery Dance Publications. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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The influence of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist saturates this tale of a self-doubting cleric hunting horrors in Washington, D.C., but Bonansinga (<EMPH

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