The Highest Altar

Patrick Tierney, Author Penguin Books $11.95 (480p) ISBN 978-0-14-013974-7
Researching this ``archeological, anthropological detective story'' took the author to the high Andes where priests and witches still conduct sacrificial killings. ``Tierney's analysis of the complex evolution of attitudes toward human sacrifice is treated summarily as little more than an addendum to his firsthand accounts of his Andean adventures,'' commented PW . Photos. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
Hardcover - 416 pages - 978-0-670-82809-8
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