Named one of the "113 Best Books of Modern Horror" by critic Stanley Wiater, Deus-X offers a potent combination of mystery, psychological horror, and spiritual terror. Two seemingly unrelated events set in motion a complex plot: in a secret government installation in California, a political prisoner is grotesquely executed; while on the East Coast, an elderly Vermont farmer vanishes, the victim of an otherwordly abduction. Three amateur investigators with divergent world views--a psychologist, a physicist, and a priest--join forces to discover the relationship between these two events. Stalked by a murderous psychopath intent on stopping them, they encounter UFOs, inexplicable religious phenomena, multiple personalities, and overwhelming psychic violence. They are drawn inexorably forward through the gothic halls of a Canadian hospital for elderly and demented priests to the locked chambers of a covert American repository for space-age weaponry, where they uncover a sinister application of computer technology.
About the Author
JOSEPH A. CITRO is the author of four previous novels of the occult and of several collections of New England legends and ghost stories. His most recent book, Curious New England (with Diane Foulds, UPNE, 2003) is a guide to off-beat and eccentric New England locales and attractions. He is a regular commentator on Public Radio.