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The Metaxy Project [Kindle Edition]

Layton Green

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Book Description

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

The Diabolist

“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.”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“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.”


The Egyptian

“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.”

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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

“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

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About the Author

LAYTON GREEN is the bestselling mystery/suspense/thriller author of the Dominic Grey series and other works. A former attorney with several international law firms, he now lives with his family in the Atlanta area. Please visit Layton on Author Central, Goodreads, Facebook, and at for additional information on Layton, his works, and more.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1156 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Sixth Street Press (4 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K56RJ6M
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,011 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Layton is a mystery/suspense/thriller writer and the author of the Dominic Grey series, among other works of fiction. The Shadow Cartel, his latest release, was a #2 overall bestseller on Amazon UK. His novels have been nominated for several awards and have also topped genre lists in the United States and Germany.

In addition to writing, Layton attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade. He has also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door to door phone book deliverer in Florida, and the list goes downhill from there.

Layton lives with his wife and children in North Carolina. Please visit him on Facebook, Goodreads, Library Thing, or on his website at

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Showing he can thrill outside of the Dominic Grey series 30 April 2014
By Russell E. Dalferes - Published on
I was lucky enough to see an advance copy of The Metaxy Project from Layton Green, and I was not disappointed in his foray into standalone thrillers not associated with his fantastic Dominic Grey/Viktor Radek series.

From the beginning, this book is far more emotionally deep than his previous published works -- and that's not to say that the action is lessened or the plot less gripping than his other novels, but rather to say that this novel's touchstone is the emotional development of the characters while they go through the non-stop activity of investigating the death of the main character's mentor. It's a chilling look at growing up poor (and how that affects different races), being a well-paid professional in today's modern circles of hedonism and backbiting, finding a connection with a significant other, the ability of the government and the military to research and subvert science and pseudoscience, and the limits of the mind to alter the world around us. And it's got such an active plot that the reader is not bogged down in how emotionally intense the novel is, yet somewhere along the way the reader realizes that he is so emotionally connected with the main character and his friends that when bad things happen to them, the reader winces. That is the mark of a great writer: someone who can tell a good story while subtly making you love his charactrs.

While it's told in the first person from the point of view of the central character, Layton does such a good job of describing that character's surroundings and neighbors that the reader is not limited in forming emotional attachments just to that character. The supporting characters (some of whom play major roles) have just as much depth and ethos as the narrator, and have almost as much plot-driven action happen to them as the narrator does. It's a book that is at times nerve-wracking, at times horrifying, at times scary, and at times comedic, but it is always believable and always a story that is impossible for the reader to put down.

I can no longer talk about Layton Green as "maturing" or "finding his voice" -- he found his ability to write multiple books ago. Now I can talk about his writing as being as good or better than the NY Times bestselling authors out there. He truly is one of my favorite mystery/thriller authors out there, and I can't recommend him, or this book, highly enough.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great psychological thriller 6 May 2014
By John R. - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I received an early release copy of the electronic version of this book from Layton Green with a request for a review. I am a big fan of Layton's Dominic Grey series, so I was curious to see something from Layton outside of his comfort zone. I have to say that this was as good as (and if you like psychological thrillers/conspiracy theories, maybe even better than) the Grey series. In the same vein as Dean Koontz and James Patterson, but better written (no offense to Mr. Koontz and Mr. Patterson - I am a big fan of both), Layton provides a fast paced thriller that recalls the classic thrillers of days past.

Layton provides a damaged lead character in Derek Miller, who is almost Hemingwayian, in his self-destructive tendencies. A heavy drinker with major trust issues, Miller is a very intriguing lead character, whose inner story is almost as intriguing as the overall story. Despite his flaws, Miller's good intentions and ability to rise about his issues makes Miller one of the more interesting lead characters I have read about in a good long while. Think of a likable Nick Dunne from Gone Girl - very smart, handsome, has his internal conflicts, but without the smarmy attitude.

As to the overall story, Layton has once again proved himself to be a master storyteller. Layton's ability to set the scene and mood are excellent and Layton does a great job of making Atlanta a real part of the story. As with all great thrillers and conspiracy theory books, the Metaxy Project will keep you up late at night reading that "one more chapter."
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars love it 27 April 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
My Review.
I was thrilled to get an email from Layton Green with info on his latest book, The Metaxy Project, a standalone (nothing to do with the Dominic Grey series) and, would I like a copy. Yes, I replied, well there were a few more words than that in the email of course, I was excited and honoured. A couple of days later, I received my copy. I quickly finished the book I was reading and loaded my new book onto my kindle and started to read. I had no idea what to expect, there was no information on amazon, goodreads, etc but as I am a fan of the Dominic Grey series I knew I couldn't go wrong. The book starts out with plenty of background information on Derek, the main character and with some information on other characters also. Written in the first person, with Derek as the narrator, I felt as if he was actually talking to me as if I were part of the book. There flashbacks as you read on, or should I say flash forwards, as the main part of the book is written in the past with the occasional chapter in the present. Then the flashbacks catch up and things make more sense.
As you turn the pages, the characters are developed some more and the story gets mysterious, making you want to turn more pages.
My favourite part is when Derek and Cam visit the LaLaurie Hospital. Nice. The book speeds up towards the end and is difficult to put down. The ending is nicely summed up and is a well edited book.
Thanks Layton for the chance to read this new book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another thriller with depth, darkness and hope 6 May 2014
By Rattlesnake Mack - Published on
Once again, Green has captured the imagination and the heart--not an easy feat for a mystery-thriller. I don't want to spoil this one so soon after its release (I too was fortunate to receive an advance copy.) If you're already a Green fan, then you won't be disappointed. If you've never read him, then this is a great place to start because it is not a part of the Dominic Grey series.

I'll be back with a more detailed review!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!! 11 May 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Reads like Grisham at his best! Could not put this one down. Highly recommend to anyone who loves thrillers, legal, paranormal, and just great writing!
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