H.P. Lovecraft's beloved, yet mysterious Necronomicon was thought to be only fiction until 1972 when Simon, a young man with ties to Eastern Orthodox religions and an occult bookstore in Brooklyn, stumbled upon the stolen text. After an intense translation, Simon unveiled the dreaded tome and the amazing true story of its discovery. Dead Names takes readers on a thrilling journey from the secret world of Eastern Orthodoxy, to the Son of Sam murders, the JFK assassination and beyond. A tale of legend, lies and mysterious deaths, this book holds a gripping account of one of the world's most feared and fascinating books.