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The Shadow Cartel

The Shadow Cartel - Layton Green Book Info
Expected publication: May 1st 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (first published March 17th 2015)
ISBN 1477827811 (ISBN13: 9781477827819)
edition language English
series The Dominic Grey Novels #4
other editions (3)

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The sins of the past always return…

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.

My Thoughts

This is the second book, and the 4th in the series, that I have read and it is intense, fast paced, action oriented, suspenseful, thrilling and at the end heartbreaking.

Dominic Grey is a character with many facets, not the least of which is his considerable honor keeping him on the side of justice for those who otherwise would go without it.

Touching upon subjects as varied as the occult to corruption, this story follows the travels from Miami to various South American destinations that Dominic finds himself undertaking to discover the whereabouts and identity of The General. His journey finds he and his companions fighting for their lives more than once and the intensity of the danger is almost overwhelming but ultimately overcome with stealth, skill and a lot of luck on Dominic’s part.

Once again we are given a thrilling look into a world that most of us would never be exposed to, from narcotic trafficking to a chilling religious cult the reader never knows what to expect until immersed in the action.

I am fascinated with this character and his uncanny ability to survive dire situations that seem hopeless, Dominic Grey is not a superhero by any means but he is my kind of everyday hero that we need more of in the real world!