Conversations With the Devil

Conversations With the Devil

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In the wake of the suicide of one of her patients, a young Satanist, psychologist Sarah Lynch, a cynic who had lost her own faith years before, attempts to conjure the devil himself in order to understand what the teenager had been thinking at the time of his death, only to discover that her experiment has succeeded all too well. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin has held readers in breathless suspense with his Tom Clancy's Op-Center novels. He has created compelling characters with vividly rendered emotions and actions. His page-turning thrillers have addressed questions of good and evil in our times.
Now, Rovin confronts the question of Good and Evil on the ultimate battleground. A human soul hangs in the balance, and thousands of years of religious teachings depict only the beginning of the fight for dominion over man.
Psychologist Sarah Lynch is stunned when one of her young patients hangs himself. Evidence reveals that Fredric had become a Satanist. Intending to solve the puzzle of Fredric's death, Sarah attempts to conjure the devil--surely then she will understand what the teenager was thinking.
Sarah knows that belief in God and the Devil is a construct of the human mind and that people contain within them both good and evil. Her own family is the perfect example. Sarah's mother is still in denial about her dead husband's alcoholism, but acts as a wonderful grandparent to the son of the family's live-in housekeeper. Her alcoholic brother bounces from girlfriend to girlfriend and job to job, but always there when Sarah needs him. And Sarah herself? She lost her faith more than a decade ago, during a personal crisis. But she is dedicated to giving others the help she did not receive. Even the nun who is Sarah's best friend cannot break through Sarah's shield of cynicism.
But Satan can. The Devil himself rises in Sarah's office, sometimes a being of dark smoke and sometimes a creature of all-too-perfect, seductive flesh. Most disturbing is Satan's claim that only by following him can people find real happiness.
In the Devil's theology, God is a brutal, jealous bully. And as God and Satan battle for Sarah's soul, Sarah comes to believe him. She forgets that he is the Master of Lies . . . .


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New York Times bestselling author Jeff Rovin has held readers in breathless suspense with his Tom Clancy’s Op-Center novels.  He has created compelling characters with vividly rendered emotions and actions.  His page-turning thrillers have addressed questions of good and evil in our times.  
 
Now, Rovin confronts the question of Good and Evil on the ultimate battleground.  A human soul hangs in the balance, and thousands of years of religious teachings depict only the beginning of the fight for dominion over man.  
Psychologist Sarah Lynch is stunned when one of her young patients hangs himself.  Evidence reveals that Fredric had become a Satanist.  Intending to solve the puzzle of Fredric’s death, Sarah attempts to conjure the devil—surely then she will understand what the teenager was thinking.
 
 Sarah knows that belief in God and the Devil is a construct of the human mind and that people contain within them both good and evil.  Her own family is the perfect example.  Sarah’s mother is still in denial about her dead husband’s alcoholism, but acts as a wonderful grandparent to the son of the family’s live-in housekeeper.  Her alcoholic brother bounces from girlfriend to girlfriend and job to job, but always there when Sarah needs him.  And Sarah herself?  She lost her faith more than a decade ago, during a personal crisis.  But she is dedicated to giving others the help she did not receive.  Even the nun who is Sarah’s best friend cannot break through Sarah’s shield of cynicism.
 
 But Satan can.  The Devil himself rises in Sarah’s office, sometimes a being of dark smoke and sometimes a creature of all-too-perfect, seductive flesh.  Most disturbing is Satan’s claim that only by following him can people find real happiness. 
 
In the Devil’s theology, God is a brutal, jealous bully.  And as God and Satan battle for Sarah’s soul, Sarah comes to believe him.  She forgets that he is the Master of Lies . . . .


Publisher: New York : Forge, 2007
Edition: 1st ed.s
ISBN: 9780765307033
0765307030
Characteristics: 428 p. ; 22 cm

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Memawrayne
Aug 14, 2017

The title made me a little suspicious, but the description on the inside flap sounded a little more logical. The story even started out fairly believable, The characters did not have much depth There were characters, many who were fairly disfunctional and were not her patients. About half way through, the author went off the deep end into creepy, weird and "funky". I would have been happy if the book ended with her waking up from a bad dream. Now that would have been believable!!

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rahmmie
May 25, 2011

Very interesting and original idea but terrible execution

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Dharriona
Jun 22, 2010

Interesting read. Not something I would read over and over, but worth a look.

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