by Layton Green
Just released: May 9, 2014
Publisher: Sixth Street Press
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller
Paperback: 390 pages
From bestselling author Layton Green comes a dark and riveting new mystery . . .
Rising above a hardscrabble childhood to become a star at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, Derek Miller is reliving The Great Gatsby in his own backyard. The spell is broken, however, when Derek’s investigation into the death of his mentor, a prominent psychologist, runs afoul of a mysterious government project involving research into psychic phenomena.
As Derek digs deeper, convinced his mentor was murdered, he is plunged into a rabbit hole of government experiments, clandestine figures, and supposed paranormal events. His investigation also puts him at odds with shadowy forces deep within the corridors of power -- including those on the top floor of his own law firm.
With his career in shambles, a warrant out for his arrest, and his life in jeopardy, Derek is running out of time to unravel the secrets surrounding his mentor’s research. And if he fails, it’s not just his own life that will be at risk, but the lives of those he holds most dear.
From a theoretical physicist to a clairvoyant housewife to the charismatic pastor of a mega-church, from lavish Southern mansions to desperate urban wasteland, Derek’s investigation turns into a race for survival that hinges on one thing alone: finding, and stopping, the most powerful psychic the world has ever seen.
This mystery includes a nice blend of legal thriller and paranormal activity.
I found this to be a medium-paced thriller and enjoyed following the main character as he learned about paranormal related people and events in this story.
Got me thinking of themes of power and control.
* review copy courtesy of author