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The Summoner (2013)
av Layton Green
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Characters are complex and realistic. The descriptions of the practitioners are chilling. This is not a book in the genre of horror but it brings horror and unease in doses are are more effective for being small and repeated. The pacing of the book is perfect. It draws one along almost with a frisson of inevitability that is part of the story itself.
William Addison - retired United States diplomat - disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bush veld of Zimbabwe. Assigned to investigate the Addison case is Dominic Grey - Diplomatic Security special agent - a product of a violent childhood and a well-worn passport. He is not typically a 'by the book, follow the rules' special agent - but because he is so well-traveled, and knowledgeable in the martial arts - Dominic has managed to keep his position with the American Embassy.
Aiding in the investigation is Professor Viktor Radek, religious phenomenology scholar and expert on cults, and Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison. What Dominic uncovers during his investigation is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a demagogic priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest sacrifice.
The Summoner: A Novel of Suspense, is the first book in a series which spans the globe; whose protagonists investigate the world's most bizarre and dangerous cults. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was well-written and fast-paced, and captured my attention right from the beginning. I must say that there were several unexpected plot twists - at least for me - and the various cliff-hangers throughout the story had me literally on the edge of my seat.
I give this book a definite A+! and look forward to reading more from Layton Green in the future. This story is certainly not for the faint-of-heart, and is totally thrilling and suspenseful.
A mystery that had me baffled till nearly the end! What a thrill! Well researched, well written and a jewel to be found for this mystery buff! Excited that Dominic and Viktor's next adventure was on sale this weekend for inky $0.99 on Amazon! Going to dive in and enjoy more thrills from this latest jewel!
This is a fascinating start of a series starring Dominic Grey, a embassy official in Zimbabwe with a dark past and a reputation of flouting authority. He is assigned to the case involving the disappearance of an ex-diplomat and is forced into partnership with two individuals with equally dark pasts and murky motivations. As the trio delves deeper into the ancient African Yoruba religion, they confront evil mysteries that are grisly and unfathomable.
At times, this book almost becomes too macabre and disturbing but the fast moving action moves it along too fast to linger on these scenes. Zimbabwe provides a fascinating and chaotic setting and how the character interact with the culture and politics of the country adds substance to the book. I look forward to reading further books in the series. This book was a Goodreads Giveaway.
When a United States diplomat disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in Zimbabwe, Diplomatic Security special agent Dominic Grey, product of a violent childhood and a worn passport, is assigned to investigate. Aiding the investigation is Professor of Religious Phenomenology Viktor Radek, as well as Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison.What Grey uncovers is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest target...Himself.
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By Layton Green
I read this a long time ago but this time I listened to it. An important man's friend goes missing and a secret investigation is started on the island. The story involves supernatural religion, drugs, murder, secrets, and more. Very creepy and exciting! I read it before and still I was anxious!😁 ( )