Baal

by McCammon, Robert R.

Format: Print Book 2011
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Summary
A woman is raped and a child is born. His name is Jeffrey Harper Raines, but he quickly assumes his true name: Baal. His mother puts him in an orphanage, where he leads the children on a rampage of violence. This is the beginning of a life which unleashes unimaginable evil upon the world.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Prolific paranormal author McCammon (The Five) returns to his roots with this shiny new edition of his richly written 1978 debut. Jeffrey Harper Raines, born of a violent rape, grows up in various orphanages where he torments nuns, terrorizes the other children, and begins to call himself Baal, the name of the biblical demon thrown out of Canaan. Baal crusades around the world as the new messiah, wreaking havoc in Iraq where throngs of followers commit unthinkable crimes to pledge their souls to the living demonic idol. Chaos takes over the world as Baal's disciples spread a holy war against the Jews, whose only hope lies in a mysterious man named Michael. McCammon entices with fluid prose and vivid descriptions that have withstood the test of time. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Baal -- (Canaanite deity) -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Demonology -- Fiction.
Publisher Burton, MI :Subterranean Press,2011
Edition Signed, limited ed.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Avon, 1978 ; London : Sphere, 1979. This edition includes Afterword from June 1988 published: New York : Pocket Books, 1988.
Interior illustrations are copyright 2011.
Description 296 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781596064072 :
1596064072
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