The Shadow Cartel

The Shadow Cartel

by Layton Green

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Overview

The sins of the past always return…

Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path.

Lying in wait is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend.

Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the history of the CIA that has spilled into the present—and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477827819
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Dominic Grey Series , #4
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Layton Green is the author of the Dominic Grey series—which includes The Summoner, The Egyptian, The Diabolist, and The Shadow Cartel—as well as other works of fiction. His novels have reached #1 on numerous genre lists and have cracked the Amazon Top 50 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Visit him on Facebook, Goodreads, LibraryThing, or his website at laytongreen.com.

Customer Reviews

The Shadow Cartel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
surroundedbybooks More than 1 year ago
Dominic Grey delves into the darkness and power of cults and drugs in Layton Green's The Shadow Cartel. As the fourth book in the Dominic Grey series, this novel brings back some familiar characters including Professor Viktor Radek and love interest Nya, although they are more peripheral characters this time. I enjoyed exploring deeper into Grey's psyche and history. The story is well paced and thoroughly researched and brings to life the exotic settings of Miami, Mexico, and South America. Green does not hold back any punches in this one, just like his main character. The reader will see what I mean at those certain gut-wrenching scenes, especially toward the end. I am a fan of this series and am looking forward to the next Dominic Grey novel. For fans of exotic locales, well-written stories and characters, and a glimpse of the dark side of religions and humanity, then I highly recommend not only Layton Green's The Shadow Cartel, but all his Dominic Grey books.
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Dominic Grey is asked to investigate the death by OD of a girl who is the niece of his former lover, Nya Mashumba. His investigation takes him into a world where hard-core drug dealers and cults intertwine and places him squarely in the crosshairs of the man behind the largest and most covert cartel ever. Meanwhile, Viktor Radek has checked himself into a sanitarium, but when he starts investigating based on information Grey has passed along, there are unforeseen repercussions which he must face. THE SHADOW CARTEL is a wonderfully well-written and delectably twisted novel. I have always appreciated the level of character development and research which goes into each Dominic Grey novel. I enjoyed the flashbacks throughout the novel which gives the reader a sense of who Dominic’s enemy is and how they came to be in this position. The plot is tight and moves along at a fast, but not rushed, pace. I think fans of the earlier Dominic Grey novels will be very happy with THE SHADOW CARTEL.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Read from April 23 to 24, 2015 BOOK Info  Paperback Expected publication: May 1st 2015 by Thomas & Mercer (first published March 17th 2015) ISBN 1477827811 (ISBN13: 9781477827819) edition language English series The Dominic Grey Novels #4 other editions (3) Source:[Digital copy from author via NetGalley in exchange for honest review] Book Buy Links  AMAZON  B&N  BOOK SYNOPSIS The sins of the past always return… Called upon by a former love to look into the death of a family friend in Miami, veteran investigator Dominic Grey is sucked into the darkest reaches of international narcotics trafficking. The murders of multiple drug dealers during a bizarre religious ceremony, combined with the appearance of a mythical assassin, take DEA agent Federico Hernandez and CIA operative Lana Valenciano down the same deadly path. Lying in WAIT is an enemy known only as the General: a criminal mastermind whose uncanny ability to avoid detection while cowing even the most ruthless of rival cartels has made him a legend. Thrown together on a covert manhunt, Grey and the two government agents race across the Americas to unearth a dark chapter in the HISTORY of the CIA that has spilled into the present—and put them in the crosshairs of an underworld puppeteer with a frightening reach. My Thoughts This is the second BOOK, and the 4th in the series , that I have read and it is intense, fast paced, action oriented, suspenseful, thrilling and at the end heartbreaking. Dominic Grey is a character with many facets, not the least of which is his considerable honor keeping him on the side of justice for those who otherwise would go without it. Touching upon subjects as varied as the occult to corruption, this story follows THE TRAVELS from Miami to various South American destinations that Dominic finds himself undertaking to discover the whereabouts and identity of The General. His journey finds he and his companions fighting for their lives more than once and the intensity of the danger is almost overwhelming but ultimately overcome with stealth, skill and a lot of luck on Dominic’s part. Once again we are given a thrilling look into a world that most of us would never be exposed to, from narcotic trafficking to a chilling religious cult the reader never knows what to expect until immersed in the action. I am fascinated with this character and his uncanny ability to survive dire situations that seem hopeless, Dominic Grey is not a superhero by any means but he is my kind of everyday hero that we need more of in the real world! [Digital copy from author via NetGalley in exchange for honest review]