Finalist for 2015 International Thriller Writers Award
From the bestselling author of the Dominic Grey series comes a new novel that is part legal thriller, part paranormal mystery, and 100% dark and riveting suspense…
Rising above a hardscrabble childhood to become a star at one of Atlanta’s most prestigious law firms, Derek Miller is reliving The Great Gatsby in his own backyard. The spell is broken, however, when Derek’s investigation into the death of his mentor, a prominent psychologist, runs afoul of a mysterious government project involving research into psychic phenomena.
As Derek digs deeper, convinced his mentor was murdered, he is plunged into a rabbit hole of government experiments, clandestine figures, and supposed paranormal events. His investigation also puts him at odds with shadowy forces deep within the corridors of power—including those on the top floor of his own law firm.
With his career in shambles, a warrant out for his arrest, and his life in jeopardy, Derek is running out of time to unravel the secrets surrounding his mentor’s research. And if he fails, it’s not just his own life that will be at risk, but the lives of those he holds most dear.
From a theoretical physicist to a clairvoyant housewife to the charismatic pastor of a mega-church, from lavish Southern mansions to desperate urban wasteland, Derek’s investigation turns into a race for survival that hinges on one thing alone: finding, and stopping, the most powerful psychic the world has ever seen.
Praise for The Works of Layton Green
“Layton Green is a master of intellectual suspense.”
—JT Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of EDGE OF BLACK
“[A] story that will move you to the edge of your seat.”
“The confines of a page are not enough for Layton Green’s writing. His work begs to be translated into 100-foot high IMAX images, rendered in 3D, and given a score by Hanz Zimmer”
“A well-crafted and exciting thriller with a pair of interesting protagonists… and a charismatic villain who makes our skin crawl.”
“Stirring and imaginative, with an engaging premise that is briskly paced. Both the characters in the story and the reader are in for a wild ride.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling writer of The King’s Deception
“Wow. Layton Green has become the new master of gripping, chilling, and suspenseful stories.”
—Two Readers Reviews
“I do believe Layton Green has moved into my top 5 author category—not an easy feat to attain!”
—A Novel Source
“Layton Green is an absolutely brilliant writer.”
—Everything To Do With Books
“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.”
“Mystical, complicated, completely believable and terrifying… [w]ith an ending that will catapult you out of your reading chair. Riveting.”
—The Review Broads
“Favorite book of the year so far.”
—A Novel Source
“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