Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Diabolist Book Review

I have a new suspenseful book to share with you that sort of deviates from my normal comfort zone and it's called The Diabolist written by Layton Green.
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.
This book is really spooky to me. I know that you will say you have read worse and that is not what I am talking about. Yes, there isn't an exaggerated amount of descriptions of blood and gore but it's the quiet evil that shines through that makes a book even more scary to me.

Grey and Viktor both don't have a strong faith in God and when they are asked to go around the world and help Interpol capture the bad guys. Viktor has even dabbled in some Black Magic of his own, although he did stop, it is still in the back of his mind.

Grey is just plain spooky quiet and is one of those guys that can stare at you for a good while until you are so uncomfortable that you are the firs to look away. He has dark secrets also that go back to his childhood, same as Viktor.

They will need each other's strength and quiet determination to handle this latest case of a Black Robed Man leaving threatening letters to the top leaders in Devil Worship places and when that doesn't work, he shows up and kills them at midnight on the 6th day after he leaves the first letter.

Good thing that they are Interpol since one case is in San Francisco and the other is in Paris! Grey starts having dreams about a woman who keeps popping up and Viktor is going down memory lane at the time when he was going to college and met 2 other people, one a man and the other a woman named Eve, who come to find out, both men were in love with back then.

So, as you can see, with all of this mixed in together, this new case will definitely be interesting, especially since neither man is letting go of his secrets or the things that are bugging them about the past, present and future. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end!

Happy Reading!
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About the Author:
In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). 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, 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 cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest. Combine the travel and the religion with fifteen years of Japanese Jujitsu training, and the Dominic Grey series was born.
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Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.