Monday, October 28, 2013

The Diabolist (The Dominic Grey Novels #3) by Layton Green (Book Spotlight & Giveaway)

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.

  • Title: The Diabolist
  • Genre: Suspense/Mystery/Thriller
  • Author: Layton Green
  • Publisher: Thomas and Mercer (June 4, 2013)
  • Pages: 388
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611099846
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611099843
  • Available to purchase at Amazon | B&N

About the Author:
In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). 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, have also been a lifelong interest. Combine the travel and the religion with fifteen years of Japanese Jujitsu training, and the Dominic Grey series was born.
His latest book is The Diabolist.
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Praise for The Diabolist
“Part international thriller, part philosophic treatise on good and evil, part intricate, unforgettable nightmare-inducing fever dream, THE DIABOLIST has everything you want from a thriller. Layton Green is a master of intellectual suspense. This one’s a killer.”
—    JT Ellison, bestselling author of EDGE OF BLACK

“Layton Green kicks things up a notch and delivers a novel that should, if there's any justice to be found upon the shelves, make him a household name. The Diabolist is a dark, intelligent, spellbinding novel . . . I cannot recommend this one highly enough.”
—    Beauty in Ruins Reviews
 “Green’s The Summoner proved his great talent. The Diabolist ensures his place at the top of crime fiction: his number 1 place.  Unbelievably good, unbelievably intricate, unbelievably Green.”
—    The Review Broads
“The Diabolist by Layton Green brings together ancient religions, New Age cults and heroes with dark pasts in a top-shelf novel . . . It was hard for me to put this book down at night simply to sleep.”
    Night Owl Reviews
“Dan Brown is pretty good at what he does and I don't begrudge him his success, but when it comes to interesting characters embarking on a thrilling exploration into the dark world of cults, religions and magic Layton Green does it SO much better.”
—    Nylon Admiral Reviews

“A well-crafted and exciting thriller with a pair of interesting protagonists . . . and a charismatic villain who makes our skin crawl.”
-      Booklist

“[A] story that will move you to the edge of your seat.”
-   Seattle  Post-Intelligencer

Praise for The Egyptian

“Stirring and imaginative, with an engaging premise that is briskly paced.  Both the characters in the story and the reader are in for a wild ride.”
-       Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling writer of The King's Deception

“[If] James Bond and the X-Files had a love child, this book would be it.”
-      Keryl Raist, To Publish or Not to Publish
“Wow. Layton Green has become the new master of gripping, chilling, and suspenseful stories.”
-      Two Readers Reviews

“[A] fantastic thriller that leaves the reader breathless and on the edge of their seat. Green's writing reminds me of Michael Crichton's works with the mysteries, thrills, and the life-changing scientific discoveries.”
-      Cherie Reich, Surrounded by Books
“This is what you get when you combine Indiana Jones with Ludlum’s Jason Borne . . . A must read for all you lovers of conspiracy theories, thrillers and mysteries alike!”
-      Baffled Books

“I do believe Layton Green has moved into my top 5 author category - not an easy feat to attain!”
-      A Novel Source
“Green’s debut The Summoner was such a great read, I was hoping that he’d duplicate his literary excellence.  In his second book, The Egyptian, Green did not disappoint me, he exceeded my expectations.”

Layton Green is an absolutely brilliant writer.”
-      Everything To Do With Books

Never short of climactic events and supernatural thrills, Layton Green twists and turns you in your seat, unraveling a tale so multi-dimensional even the most leery will be attracted.”
-      Luxury Reading

Praise for The Summoner

The Summoner is one of those books that make you want to turn on all the lights in your house and lock the doors . . . The settings are authentic and you can feel and smell the countryside . . . This is a wonderful read for those who enjoy both suspense and action stories.”
—    Seattle  Post-Intelligencer

“Mystical, complicated, completely believable and terrifying . . . [w]ith an ending that will catapult you out of your reading chair.  Riveting.”
—      The Review Broads

“Favorite book of the year so far.”
—      A Novel Source

“An awesome read . . . The writing is polished and evocative, the subject matter fascinating, the characters intriguing, and the pace non-stop.  Spooky and occasionally metaphysical, The Summoner harkens back to The Serpent and the Rainbow in its ability to convincingly portray seemingly paranormal events in a realistic (and therefore even creepier) manner.”
—      Blood Writes, Mystery Pick of the Week
“I moved a little outside my comfort zone with The Summoner, and I am glad I did. A blend of action, history, anthropology, thrills, and chills, all delivered with a mature, polished voice.  I am eager for more from this author.”
—      Scott Nicholson, Bestselling Author

“Layton Green has written a tale with supernatural and political undertones that unravels with ever increasing suspense . . .  The book is plain terrific.”
    Richard Marek, former President and Publisher of E.P. Dutton
“Layton Green is a gifted writer.”
—      Readers Favorite
“Green writes like a dream, and Dominic Grey is a fascinating protagonist . . . . The next installment of Green's suspenseful storytelling and Grey’s next journey can’t come soon enough!”
—      Melody Moezzi, Award-winning Author, War on Error

“[T]his book is above and beyond in its narrative, its cohesiveness, the depth of its characters and the quality of the writing. This is one of the best books I've ever read for Odyssey Reviews.”
—      Odyssey Reviews

Yes, I did put TWO Five Stars up there . . . giving Green's The Summoner Five stars and Five stars alone downplays how I felt about this book . . . BUY THIS BOOK.” 
—      1000 + Books To Read

“[C]alls to mind such series as Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, with supernatural/religious overtones thrown in.” 
—      Bookhound’s Den

“Wow.  This book, it packs a walloping punch . . . What a truly original story this was.”
—      Tiffany HarkleroadBook Blogger and Amazon Vine Voice

“Truly a captivating novel.  The excitement travels from page to page and this is one story that will stay with you way after you turn that last page.”
—      Socrates’ Book Review

“This is a complex, chilling story, with a lot of depth. It will make you think and it will make you feel.”
—      Bea’s Book Nook

“Fascinating . . . intriguing . . . stunning . . . one of the most thought-provoking novels you will ever read!”
—    Book Reader’s Heaven

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