Smart as the Devil Author:Felice Picano A novel about a twelve-year-old boy's devilish alter ego, in mortal confrontation with a very modern psychologist. — His name was Nicholas De Luca, attractive, articulate and model student -- of late given to confounding, implacable rages. — His name was Peter Mazur, Ph.D., psychologist for Darien, Connecticut, Intermediate School, pioneer in the ... more »field of adolescent schizophrenia.
The doctor needed a diagnosis--a classic case of dual personality? A case of possession? Neither?
Dr. Peter Mazur's search for the truth unfolds against a tapestry of one death and several little horrors, immersing himself, the boy and the inhabitants of a sedate Connecticut household in a trip to the limits of rationality, and beyond.
Along with such as The Bad Seed and Rosemary's Baby, Smart as the Devili is a deliciously ingenious story of everyday complicity with explicable--and inexplicablt--evil.« less