Here's the set-up for Layton Green's 99-cent thriller The Summoner:
A United States diplomat disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bushveld of Zimbabwe. Special Agent Dominic Grey's investigation reveals the cult-terrorists' newest target—himself.
Dominic Grey, Diplomatic Security special agent, product of a violent childhood and a worn passport, is assigned to investigate. Aiding the investigation is Professor Viktor Radek, religious phenomenologist and expert on cults, and Nya Mashumba, the local government liaison.
What Grey uncovers is a terrifying cult older than Western civilization, the harsh underbelly of a country in despair, a priest seemingly able to perform impossibilities, and the identity of the newest target--Himself.
The first work in a globe-hopping series whose protagonists investigate the world's most bizarre and dangerous cults, The Summoner is a stylish, haunting novel of mystery and suspense that will linger long after the last page is turned. 95,000 words.
Praise from blue-chip reviewers and 12 straight 5-Star Reviews from both sides of the Atlantic for The Summoner:
"Layton Green has written a tale with supernatural and political undertones that unravels with ever increasing suspense . . . . The book is plain terrific." --Richard Marek, former President and Publisher of E.P. Dutton.
"Green writes like a dream. Dominic Grey is a fascinating protagonist, and his quest for justice in the heart of a troubled African city gripped me from start to finish." --Melody Moezzi, award-winning author, War on Error.
"I moved a little outside my comfort zone with The Summoner, and I am glad I did. A blend of action, history, anthropology, thrills, and chills, all delivered with a mature, polished voice. I am eager for more...." -- Bestselling Kindle author Scott Nicholson.
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