Chattanooga News--Free PressA terrifying, convincing account...Not recommended for bedtime reading or the easily frightened because in not knowing what exists on the dark side we all sleep a little easier.
Flint JournalOne of the best true crime books of the year...Like the best mystery and horror fiction, this is the kind of book you won't put down after you start...Well-crafted, compelling, with bombshells aplenty.
Neshoba DemocratA chilling revelation. If you seriously doubt that anything really evil could exist beneath this nation's solid front of patriotism, religion, and "have a good day" brotherhood, this book will shake your conviction to the core.
NewsdayTerry's book offers answers where there had been none before...
South Bend TribuneShocking, fascinating.
Steve DunleavyMaury Terry...produced a series of masterful journalistic efforts. With The Ultimate Evil, Maury has topped himself.
New York Post
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyDescribing the extent of satanic worship in the U.S. as a ``truth almost too frightening to comtemplate,'' freelance reporter Terry exposes an alleged national network of killer cults such as the one he claims spawned the Son of Sam murders. In this suspenseful, convoluted account of his investigations, including an interrogation of David Berkowitz, he argues that contrary to the police version of a sexual psychopath acting alone, the so-called Son of Sam obeyed orders of a satanic conspiracy, an off-shoot of the British Process cult associated with Scientology and the Manson ``family'' murders. Letters to the author from Berkowitz and revelations the killer made to fellow prisoners support many of Terry's theories that link New York occult crimes to others carried out in North Dakota and California by well-financed covens often involved in drugs, porn and illegal weapons. The author attributes several recent ritualistic deaths in the New York area to the satanic subculture that, he believes, flourishes from coast to coast. Photos not seen by PW. (June 19)
Library Journal - Library JournalOn the basis of a ten-year investigation, journalist Terry argues that convicted ``Son of Sam'' killer David Berkowitz did not act alone, but rather was part of a satanic cult conspiracy. He identifies Charles Manson as a member of a cult and reviews other murders allegedly committed by devil-worshipping groups. As with many ``conspiracy theory'' books, this one is filled with hearsay and dubious conclusions presented as certainties. Berkowitz is notoriously unreliable and since no ``conspirator'' has been arrested, fictitious names and anonymous sources abound. Still, much of this speculation is fascinating and some of it may be valid. For general collections. Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
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John SantucciThe book is important reading for the nation...By writing about it, Terry may have thwarted "The Ultimate Evil" he describes.
(John Santucci, Queens, NY District Attorney)
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