"In the mid-1990s, Randall Sullivan stumbled upon claims that the Virgin Mary had been appearing to children in a village in Bosnia-Herzogovina [Herzegovina]. The subject of heavenly apparitions was as intriguing to the secular journalist as it was alien. His response was to embark upon a journey into the nature and disputed reality of modern-day miracles. That journey is the subject of Sullivan's utterly captivating book, 'The Miracle Detective' (Grove Press, 2004). The focus is on the events and personalities of Medjugorje, where six children were reported to have daily encounters with the Virgin Mary in 1981."