Thursday, October 6, 2011

Review - The Egyptian by Layton Green

Title: The Egyptian (Amazon)
Author: Layton Green
Publisher: First Ward
Release Date: August 2011
Pages: 327
Genre: Fiction
Source: ARC

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.

Kim’s Take: Wow. Layton Green has become the new master of gripping, chilling, and suspenseful stories. His books are fast-paced and grab you right from the start. I have completely fallen in love with Dominic Grey!

Dominic is an investigator working for Viktor, a specialist in religious cults throughout the world. Dominic has just taken on the job of recovering a missing test tube of anti-aging research for a biomedical company. A simple case of suspected corporate espionage soon turns into much, much more than that.

Green’s books are non-stop learning experiences. Soon, you are entering into a world of Egyptian gods, beliefs, old cults, and even mummies! It makes his books even more interesting when you are learning about different countries and cultures. And this story includes interesting information regarding the aging process and abilities to stop or reverse it.

Descriptions are fantastic and the characters are complex and interesting. The story flows so seamlessly with many surprising twists. Just when you think you know what’s going on, you discover that it is not the case. Every twist made me want to put the book down even less! I absolutely had to find out which way the story was going to go next.

The only thing that keeps me from a 5 star rating, is that it takes me some time in the beginning to get familiar with some of the terms used, which I found a little confusing. It doesn't take long though for it to make sense, and by that time, I can't get enough! 

I can’t wait for another book to come out in this series to see where Dominic will be headed next.

Kim’s Rating: 4/5


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