by Layton Green
Just released: June 4, 2013
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Paperback: 388 pages
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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.
The Dominic Grey Novels series:
Viktor saw a grin lift the corners of Zador's mouth, though he still faced the stacks. "One is always looking for a book." -chapter 19, page 123 of ARC
In-a-word(s): devil in the details
The awesome pairing of Viktor and Dominic is the right combination of brains and brawn for this thriller.
With this third book in the series we get more character development and learn a bit about the main characters' backgrounds - makes me cheer for this heroic duo even more.
I love how this series gets into the nitty gritty of its topics. This story touches on concepts of evil, satan, magic...
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