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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011-03-07)
ISBN-10/ISBN-13: 1456546864 / 9781456546861
Amazon.com Sales Rank: 1358100
"Favorite book of the year so far."
--A Novel Source
The Summoner A United States diplomat disappears in front of hundreds of onlookers while attending a religious ceremony in the bushveld of Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
PRAISE FOR THE SUMMONER
"The Summoner is one of those books that make you want to turn on all the lights in your house and lock the doors . . . The settings are authentic and you can feel and smell the countryside . . . This is a wonderful read for those who enjoy both suspense and action stories." --Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Mystical, complicated, completely believable and terrifying . . . [w]ith an ending that will catapult you out of your reading chair. Riveting." --The Review Broads
"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
"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 from this author." --Scott Nicholson, Bestselling Author
"[T]his book is above and beyond in its narrative, its cohesiveness, the depth of its characters and the quality of the writing. This is one of the best books I've ever read for Odyssey Reviews." --Odyssey Reviews
"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
"[C]alls to mind such series as Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, with supernatural/religious overtones thrown in. I recommend The Summoner to anyone looking for a suspense-filled journey into a unique--and at times, terrifying--culture that'll keep you guessing." --Bookhound's Den
"Yes, I did put TWO Five Stars up there . . . giving Green's The Summoner Five stars and Five stars alone downplays how I felt about this book . . . BUY THIS BOOK." --1000 + Books To Read
"Layton Green is a gifted writer." --Readers Favorite
"An awesome read . . . The writing is polished and evocative, the subject matter fascinating, the characters intriguing, and the pace non-stop. Spooky and occasionally metaphysical, The Summoner" harkens back to The Serpent and the Rainbow in its ability to convincingly portray seemingly paranormal events in a realistic (and therefore even creepier) manner. --Blood Writes, Mystery Pick of the Week
"Wow. This book, it packs a walloping punch . . . What a truly original story this was." --Tiffany Harkleroad, Book Blogger and Amazon Vine Voice
"This is truly a captivating novel. The excitement travels from page to page and this is one story that will stay with you way after you turn that last page." --Socrates' Book
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