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The Diabolist
The Diabolist
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  • Paperback
  • Jun.04.2013
  • 9781611099843

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The third book of the Dominic Grey detective series, following The Summoner and The Egyptian. Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek aren’t your typical private eyes. They specialize in mysteries involving religious cults. Here, Interpol comes calling with a case: in Paris and San Francisco, leaders of satanic cults have been murdered. Grey and Radek soon zero in on Simon Azar, leader of the Order of New Enlightenment, a new and increasingly influential cult supposedly based in London, but Azar seems to be keeping a lot of details about the cult secret (including the location of its new headquarters), and it’s difficult to nail Azar for the murders—even when Grey’s and Radek’s own lives become seriously in jeopardy. This, the third Grey-Radek novel, is a well-crafted and exciting thriller with a pair of interesting protagonists—and a charismatic villain who makes...
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The third book of the Dominic Grey detective series, following The Summoner and The Egyptian.

Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek aren’t your typical private eyes. They specialize in mysteries involving religious cults. Here, Interpol comes calling with a case: in Paris and San Francisco, leaders of satanic cults have been murdered. Grey and Radek soon zero in on Simon Azar, leader of the Order of New Enlightenment, a new and increasingly influential cult supposedly based in London, but Azar seems to be keeping a lot of details about the cult secret (including the location of its new headquarters), and it’s difficult to nail Azar for the murders—even when Grey’s and Radek’s own lives become seriously in jeopardy. This, the third Grey-Radek novel, is a well-crafted and exciting thriller with a pair of interesting protagonists—and a charismatic villain who makes our skin crawl.

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About Layton

In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though he still resents having cut his hair for that first interview). He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in...

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Published Reviews

Jun.05.2013

The Diabolist is the third novel featuring Dominic Grey and works well as a stand alone. I haven't read the other two novels but had no problem diving straight into the plot because there's...

Jun.05.2013

When I read the synopsis for this book, my first thought was 'The Da Vinci Code'. Too many of the plot strands and locations seemed the same for the book to be anything other than a rip off of Dan Brown'...