The Shadow Cartel by Layton Green

the shadow cartelBlurb from, please scroll down for my review.

The sins of the past always return…

Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path.

Lying in wait is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend.

Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the history of the CIA that has spilled into the present—and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach.

My Review

Wow, what can I say, this is the best book yet, by the author Layton Green, I have had the honour to read his other books, The Summoner, The Egyptian, The Diabolist & The Metaxy Project, but this is the best by far.

The book is fast paced, but with a few moments of reflection from Dominic Grey and Nya, Oh boy it was great to have Nya back in the series. I would love to express my feelings and thoughts of what happens but that would be a huge giveaway so my lips are sealed.

Victor is an interesting character, intriguing and mysterious, in each book I discover a bit more about him and I like him a little bit more.

Fantastically written and researched, I liked all the South American references, some of the places I have visited in the past and as some of you know I also live in Ecuador.

I totally enjoy the subject, cult stuff. All of the Dominic Grey series of the authors books have this as a theme and they are one of the few books that cover it. I love it as it is different.

Layton Green is one of my favourite authors.


layton greenAbout the author

Layton is a mystery/suspense/thriller writer and the author of the bestselling Dominic Grey series, as well as other works of fiction. His novels have cracked the Amazon Top 50 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, and have topped numerous genre lists.

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 in Florida, 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 philosophy, as well as all things mysterious and supernatural, are a lifelong interest.


About the book

  • File Size: 5304 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (May 1, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O4FK868

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