Albania, 1970's, the world's most oppressive and isolated totalitarian state. A Prisoner is held by state security; he is subjected to almost unimaginable torture but remains mysteriously mute. He escapes and on the way to freedom, completes a mysterious mission. The Prisoner is Dimiter, the American: agent from Hell. Jerusalem. Focusing on Hadassah Hospital and a cast of engaging, colorful characters: the brooding Christian Arab police detective, Peter Meral; Dr. Mayo, a troubled but humorous neurologist; Samia, an attractive, sharp-tongued nurse; and assorted American and Israeli functionaries and hospital staff. These characters become enmeshed in a series of unexplainable deaths - until events explode in a surprising climax. Told with unrelenting pace, Dimiter's compelling, page-turning narrative is haunted by the search for faith and the truths of the human condition.
William Peter Blatty is the author of The Exorcist and the writer/producer of the 1973 film based on that novel (he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay). An accomplished screenwriter and novelist, he has authored books such as The Ninth Configuration, Legion, and Demons Five, Exorcists Nothing. He also directed the film versions of Legion (aka "Exorcist III") and The Ninth Configuration.