The Ninth Configuration
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The Ninth Configuration

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Hidden away in a brooding Gothic manor in the deep woods is Centre Eighteen, a secret military "rest camp" currently housing twenty-seven inmates, all officers who have succumbed to a sudden outbreak of mental illness. Have the men truly lost their minds, are they only pretending to be insane to avoid combat, or is some more sinister conspiracy at work? Desperate for answers, the Pentagon has placed a brilliant Marine psychiatrist in charge of the base and its deranged occupants. A man of deep faith and compassion, Colonel Kane hopes to uncover the root of the men's bizarre obsessions. But as Centre Eighteen descends into chaos, Kane finds the greatest challenge may be his own buried demons...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765337304
  • 9780765337306
  • 837,786

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"It's a metaphysical murder mystery and a cosmic love story. You have never read anything quite like it." --Santa Monica Evening Outlook"Fasten your seat belt before opening this book!" --Associated Press"A work of extraordinary imagination." --San Antonio Express It's a metaphysical murder mystery and a cosmic love story. You have never read anything quite like it. Santa Monica Evening Outlook Fasten your seat belt before opening this book! Associated Press A work of extraordinary imagination. San Antonio Express" It's a metaphysical murder mystery and a cosmic love story. You have never read anything quite like it. "Santa Monica Evening Outlook" Fasten your seat belt before opening this book! "Associated Press" A work of extraordinary imagination. "San Antonio Express"" "It's a metaphysical murder mystery and a cosmic love story. You have never read anything quite like it." --"Santa Monica Evening Outlook""Fasten your seat belt before opening this book!" --"Associated Press" "A work of extraordinary imagination." --"San Antonio Express"
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About William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty (1928-2017), the writer of numerous novels and screenplays, is best known for his mega-bestselling novel The Exorcist, deemed by the New York Times Book Review to be "as superior to most books of its kind as an Einstein equation is to an accountant's column of figures." An Academy Award winner for his screenplay for The Exorcist, Blatty is not only the author of one of the most terrifying novels ever written, but, paradoxically, also cowrote the screenplay for the hilarious Inspector Clouseau film, A Shot in the Dark. New York Times reviewers of his early comic novels noted, "Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty," describing him as "a gifted virtuoso who writes like S. J. Perelman."
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Rating details

729 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 27% (198)
4 29% (209)
3 27% (197)
2 10% (74)
1 7% (51)
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