A confirmed Layton Green fan, I was so pleased when he contacted me, with the chance to read and review this, the 4th and latest installment of the excellent ‘Dominic Grey’ series; especially as I have been very remiss in reading the last review copy he offered me, the stand alone story, ‘The Metaxy Project’, which is still languishing on my Kindle TBR list. I promise Layton, that this is simply due to there not being enough hours in the day to both read, or blog, as much as I would like to. I really have to catch up with Dominic’s adventures, before I do anything else, but I promise that ‘The Metaxy Project’ will make its way to the top of list … one way or another !
The Shadow Cartel
Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path.
Lying in wait is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend.
Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the history of the CIA that has spilled into the present—and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach.
In addition to being an internationally renowned mystery/suspense/thriller writer, Layton Green has held down a diverse and varied array of jobs over the years, although he actually attended law school in New Orleans, qualified and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade.
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.
Layton is, as you may have gathered, a prolific traveller, having visited more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them and still carries a burning desire to visit every far flung dot on the map.
Religion and cults, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest, together with a long-term passion for Japanese Jujitsu.
Combine all of these elements together and it isn’t too difficult to see just where Layton found his inspiration for the character of Dominic Grey and the storylines for this excellent series of adventures.
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