The Diabolist, the third book in the Dominic Grey series by Layton Green, came out on Tuesday. I've read the first two books, The Summoner and The Egyptian, which are now available as both ebooks and paperbacks. I was very excited to get my hands on this new one as well. Here's a synopsis:
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.I am only about a quarter of the way through The Diabolist, but it has certainly grabbed my attention and I'm enjoying it as much as I did the previous books in the series ~ perhaps even a bit more. The writing is very well done and I'm enjoying the characters. It always amazes me to read the details about the cults and religions that Layton Green features in his novels.
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.
I can't wait to find out where this story is going! I'll write a full review once I've finished the book. In the meantime, check out my reviews of the first two books in the series: The Summoner and The Egyptian.