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‘The Shadow Cartel’ by Layton Green

People’s Temple Agricultural Project, Northwest Guyana, November 18, 1978

The man known as John Wolverton cocked his head at the sound, a faint thwap that echoed through the vines and trees. He reasoned the shot had come from a poacher’s rifle.

Surely it hadn’t come from the Port Kaituma airstrip. From Congressman Ryan’s delegation, sent to investgate the conditions of Reverend Jones’s utopian cult that had set up shop in the middle of the Guyanese jungle. Reverend Jones was a sociopath, but he wasn’t suicidal, and the doctors agreed the two were mutually exclusive.

All of the doctors, that was, except the forensic behavioral psychologist who speculated that in extreme cases, a sociopath who knew his joy ride was finished might use suicide as a tool. A final act of defiance against the societal forces that dared inhibit his desires.

A utopian cult, when first mentioned, sounds like the perfect retreat, however to me, Reverend Jones doesn’t sound like he has a stable enough personality for heading up such an ideology.

Sociopath – A person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour.

This is the fourth book in the Dominic Grey series, so I know from experience that the storyline will open up quite quickly, with the pace and intensity of events soon overtaking the pages!

If you enjoy your thrillers slightly on the dark and macabre side, well researched and written, then this series is a must for you!

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