Wednesday, June 5, 2013

"The Diabolist," by Layton Green

Dominic Grey, a PI who specializes in mysteries involving religious cults, pursues a villain who's killing leaders of Satanic cults. This thriller is described by Booklist as "well-crafted and exciting" with a pair of interesting protagonists and a charismatic villain.

The Diabolist (The Dominic Grey Series), by Layton Green

"In the Diabolist, the third novel in the Dominic Grey series, Layton Green has forged a well-crafted, thinking person's occult thriller. From New York to San Fran, from Paris to London, Layton takes us with his characters on a heart-pounding race to defeat the forces of an ancient religion, which may not have the best intentions for its followers. It is clear that Layton does a great amount of research in both the story topics and locations. Layton picks us up and puts us in the setting. In London we can feel the chill in the air, in Paris we can see the macabre setting in the catacoms. And like most readers, I know little about Satanism and related cults, but Layton quickly brings us up to speed without sounding like he is lecturing. For better or worse, he brings this eerie subject to life." -- Amazon Reviewer

In this gripping thriller, the bizarre murder of a Satanic priest in San Francisco draws Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, to the scene. Witnesses claim a robed figure, seemingly able to appear and disappear at will, set fire to the priest. When the leader of another Satanic cult in Paris dies under similar circumstances, the case only grows stranger… and more dangerous.

Convinced that a charismatic New Age prophet is behind the murders, the investigators undergo a perilous journey into the world of the occult as they try to penetrate the prophet’s inner circle. From the catacombs of Paris to London’s nefarious East End, from the haunted walls of York to a monastic fortress in the Sicilian wilderness, the case plunges Viktor and Grey into a vortex of black magic, ancient heresies, and the dark corners of their own pasts.

The Diabolist is a chilling novel that not only pulsates with action and suspense, but also mines a trove of fascinating historical, philosophical, and paranormal research to probe some of our closest held beliefs. From the opening pages to the astonishing conclusion, this latest installment in one of today’s most original new thriller series is not to be missed.


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Meet the Author

Layton is a mystery/suspense/thriller writer and the author of the Dominic Grey series. In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade. He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door to door phone book deliverer, and the list goes downhill from there.

He has traveled to more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them, and has a burning desire to see every country, city, beach, moor, castle, cemetery, twisted street and far flung dot on the map. Religion and cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, are a lifelong interest. Roll in fifteen years of Japanese jujitsu training, and the Dominic Grey series was born.

Layton lives with his wife and children in the Atlanta area. Please stop by his website at www.laytongreen.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Already read the first two of this series. . .will definitely be getting this latest!

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