Here’s the set-up for Layton Green’s The Egyptian, just 99 cents on Kindle:
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At a mausoleum in Cairo’s most notorious cemetery, a mercenary receives a package containing a silver test tube suspended in hydraulic stasis.
An investigative reporter tracking rogue biomedical companies is terrified by the appearance of a mummified man outside her Manhattan apartment.
A Bulgarian scientist who dabbles in the occult makes a startling discovery in his underground laboratory.
These seemingly separate events collide when Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, are hired by the CEO of an Egyptian biomedical firm to locate stolen research integral to the company’s new life extension product. However, after witnessing the slaughter of a team of scientists by the remnants of a dangerous cult thought long abandoned, Grey and Viktor turn from pursuers to pursued.
From the gleaming corridors of visionary laboratories to the cobblestone alleys of Eastern Europe to a lost oasis in the Sahara, Grey and Viktor must sift through science and myth to uncover the truth behind the Egyptian and his sinister biotech – before that truth kills them.
For fans of Douglas Preston, Steve Berry, Dan Brown and the X-Files.
Praise for the Works of Layton Green
“Green’s debut The Summoner was such a great read, I was hoping that he’d duplicate his literary excellence. In his second book, The Egyptian, Green did not disappoint me, he exceeded my expectations.”
“The Summoner is one of those books that make you want to turn on all the lights in your house and lock the doors . . . The settings are authentic and you can feel and smell the countryside . . . This is a wonderful read for those who enjoy both suspense and action stories.”
— Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Mystical, complicated, completely believable and terrifying . . . [w]ith an ending that will catapult you out of your reading chair. Riveting.”
— The Review Broads
“Favorite book of the year so far.”
— A Novel Source
“I moved a little outside my comfort zone with The Summoner, and I am glad I did. A blend of action, history, anthropology, thrills, and chills, all delivered with a mature, polished voice. I am eager for more from this author.”
— Scott Nicholson, Bestselling Author
“Layton Green has written a tale with supernatural and political undertones that unravels with ever increasing suspense . . . The book is plain terrific.”
— Richard Marek, former President and Publisher of E.P. Dutton
“Layton Green is a gifted writer.”
— Readers Favorite
“Green writes like a dream, and Dominic Grey is a fascinating protagonist . . . . The next installment of Green’s suspenseful storytelling and Grey’s next journey can’t come soon enough!”
— Melody Moezzi, Award-winning Author, War on Error
“[T]his book is above and beyond in its narrative, its cohesiveness, the depth of its characters and the quality of the writing. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read for Odyssey Reviews.”
— Odyssey Reviews
“Yes, I did put TWO Five Stars up there . . . giving Green’s The Summoner Five stars and Five stars alone downplays how I felt about this book . . . BUY THIS BOOK.”
— 1000 + Books To Read
“[C]alls to mind such series as Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, with supernatural/religious overtones thrown in.”
— Bookhound’s Den
“An awesome read . . . The writing is polished and evocative, the subject matter fascinating, the characters intriguing, and the pace non-stop. Spooky and occasionally metaphysical, The Summoner harkens back to The Serpent and the Rainbow in its ability to convincingly portray seemingly paranormal events in a realistic (and therefore even creepier) manner.”
— Blood Writes, Mystery Pick of the Week
“Wow. This book, it packs a walloping punch . . . What a truly original story this was.”
— Tiffany Harkleroad, Book Blogger and Amazon Vine Voice
“This is truly a captivating novel. The excitement travels from page to page and this is one story that will stay with you way after you turn that last page.”
— Socrates’ Book Review
From the reviewers:
A Fascinating Storyline, With Intriguing Characters And Non-Stop Action. – Yvonne (Fiction Books)
A brilliant sequel, can’t wait for the next one. The Summoner, Layton Green’s debut novel, was all anyone could want from a thriller, with its lush description of an exotic locale, its fast pacing, its dark subject matter, and its believable, yet conflicted, central character. It was a mature novel, something complete, thoroughly researched, and written by an author who has clearly found his voice. But The Egyptian is even better. – Russell E. Dalferes
Another MUST READ from Layton Green. — Chuck OG
The Egyptian will not disappoint!. – D.J.
I have been looking forward to Layton Green’s follow up to his suprisingly good and refreshing book, the Summoner, and I was not disappointed. The Egyptianis a great sophomore showing by Green. – John R.
Layton lives with his wife and son in Miami. Please stop by his website at www.laytongreen.com.
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