The Diabolist by Layton Green. 5 stars. I obtained a copy from Netgalley.com
Summary from goodreads.com scroll down for my review: 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.
My Review. 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.
The third in the Dominic Grey series is another hit, with some great background on Viktor which was great. The good thing is that you can read each book as a standalone. The other two books are reviewed on my blog, The Summoner and The Egyptian.
Another dark novel, with plenty of travel between San Francisco, Paris, New York, London and Sicily.
There are no grammatical or spelling mistakes.
There is plenty of background on the subject and the author, Layton Green has done plenty of research on his subject and on the places visited. This book is almost is very hard to put down, you might find your real life gets in the way and could even be ignored.
If you liked Dan Brown´s books, well they are good, but this is better. The book is released on the 4th of June 2013, I also have had the pleasure of interviewing the author, Layton Green, the interview goes lives on the 4th of June, follow the blog to get updates.