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The Diabolist

The Diabolist - Layton Green Book Info PaperbackExpected publication: June 4th 2013 by Thomas & MercerISBN 1611099846 (ISBN13: 9781611099843)edition language Englishcharacters Dominic Grey, Viktor Radeksetting San Francisco, California (United States) Paris (France) London, England (United Kingdom) Source:Netgalley EARCBook Buy LinksAMAZONB&NBOOK SYNOPSISIn 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. 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.My ThoughtsNot having read either the first book The Summoner or second book The Egyptian it was surprisingly easy to follow along with Dominic and Victor's characters, especially since their past was touched upon by the Author in a manner that allowed one to grasp enough of their respective backgrounds to make them solidly fleshed out to the reader of the book.This is described as a "gripping thriller", it indeed lives up to that name as one follows along with Dominic and Viktor to locales all over the world as they determinedly investigate the initial murder of a Satanic priest in San Francisco that is only the beginning of what could turn into a veritable blood bath unless the perpetrator and his accomplices are not stopped.Racing against the clock both Dominic and Viktor must face seemingly insurmountable odds as their adversaries are much more widespread than they had first believed as well as motivated to the point of fanaticism. The themes that the author incorporates into this novel are not new, after all the battle between good and evil is one that has been played out many times in different literature. The manner in which author