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The Egyptian

(Dominic Grey #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,227 ratings  ·  120 reviews
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The Egyptian: A Suspense/Thriller

At a mausoleum in Cairo’s most notorious cemetery, a mercenary receives a package containing a silver test tube suspended in hydraulic stasis.

An investigative reporter tracking rogue biomedical companies is terrified by the appearance of a mummified man outside her Manhattan apartment.

A Bulgarian s
Nook, 327 pages
Published August 21st 2011 by First Ward
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Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: archaeology
With his second novel in The Dominic Grey Series, Layton Green not only fulfills the potential of the first volume, he gives me precisely the story I had been anticipating for so long. The Egyptian is a stellar read, one that combines elements of Indiana Jones, Dirk Pitt, Robert Langdon, and Aloysius Pendergast. It nicely balances the conflicting themes of science and religion, teasing the reader with glimmers of each, and maintaining the potential for either one to commandeer the text.

It all be
Courtney (Fuzzy.Coffee.Books)
What I Liked: I spend so much time these days reading paranormal and young adult fiction that I'm amazed sometimes when I get into a book and there aren't werewolves or vampires or fairies. Or teens, for that matter. So this book was kind of like taking a vacation from that world. That was fun for me. 1) If I could only choose one word to describe this book, it would be intricate. There are so many different things going on at once, that I was worried for a bit that I might have trouble followin ...more
Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Jun 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Dominic Grey and his employer Viktor Radek are private investigators who specialize in cults. They are hired by a biomedical company to find stolen technology that may be a modern fountain of youth. When a team of hired killers appears on the scene, Dominic must not only find the missing technology, but also survive the attacks and figure out who sent them.

When I first started reading this book, I didn't realize it was the second in a series. It wasn't until I looked it up on Goodreads that I sa
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
This series is really good, it is fast paced suspenseful and the characters are wicked complex. Full review to be posted on The Cubicle Escapee.
Last year I reviewed Layton Green's first novel, The Summoner. In it, Green introduces us to Dominic Grey, a former member of the US diplomatic services security. While stationed in Zimbabwe, Grey is drawn into the mysterious disappearance of a US diplomat, and its connection to a ju-ju priest who seems to be able to do the impossible. This year I was lucky enough to be asked to review his next book, The Egyptian.

When I reviewed Green's first book, I said that while I thought there were some pac
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Domenic Grey goes on his greatest adventure yet…he’s off to Cairo, Egypt to locate a missing test tube which is supposed to be a cure for aging. His client, Al-Miri, claims to have discovered eternal life. If the test tube gets in the wrong hands, it could be a disaster for all mankind.

Grey still hasn’t recovered from his last case in Zimbawe and he’s still getting over the end of his romance with Nya. After their last case, Nya hasn’t been the same and Grey has no choice but to move on with his
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dominic Grey works for an investigator specializing in cults. Their new case involves a test tube full of a mysterious substance that has disappeared from Egypt. With the help of an investigative reporter, Dominic follows the trail to Bulgaria. Threw a series of twists and turns Dominic and crew try to figure out where the test tube is, what is in it, and why someone wants it bad enough to kill for it.

This book starts off with excitement, and it never really lets up. The action takes you from Ne
Jan 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you get when you blend complex biomedical science, ancient Egypt, mercenaries, world travel and cult investigators? A cracking action/adventure/mystery by Layton Green, that's what! The Egyptian is a well-paced and highly captivating tale that incorporates all these delicious elements in the most perfect of measurements.

The second (yet stand-alone) book in the Dominic Grey series follows the ex-diplomatic security agent turned cult investigator (under the mysterious and alluring Prof Vic
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite, 2017
Another awesome read. Grey & Professor Radek are simply amazing. I thought there might be a love interest with Grey, NOPE he still has love for Nya.

Now my question is, did this group stumble upon an elexir of youth. Say it isn't so!

Also what's up with the misfits that make up this cult of New Cellular Technology.

It makes one wonder about the mental stability of their leader. Just a thought.

What will happen if Jax keeps searching for the underground cavern?

Will he find it again, or will a mo
Melissa McPhail
Really love the Dominic Grey books. Green does such a great job of making a realistic and relatable character who is also really effective at what he does. Having grown up reading greats like Robert Ludlum, David Morrell and Fredrick Forsythe, among many others, Layton Green's work very much holds its own. Highly recommended.
Sonja Eckhart
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read

holds you in it's grip until the last page. stayed up much too late reading until the end one of my favorite authors
Keryl Raist
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm about to make a pretty bold statement here. Layton Green's The Egyptian is the strongest, best written indie book I've ever read. Now, it's not my favorite indie book, I prefer a bit more humor in a book, but the basis of pure technical writing skill, on the ability to craft a story and have it hang together, The Egyptian is the best one I've seen so far.

What makes the Egyptian so great?

Let's start with the characters. Dominic Grey, the leading man, is back from The Summoner, older, and a bi
Article first published as Book Review: The Egyptian by Layton Green on Blogcritics.

Searching for the ever-elusive fountain of youth has driven different governments, factions and cults for centuries trying to find that special liquid that can hold off the effect of aging. In The Egyptian by Layton Green, he takes us into the ever interesting and precise world of scientific facts and experiments, with an analytical eye towards the verbiage and histories of the different sciences.

As he takes his
Yvonne (Fiction Books)
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Yvonne (Fiction Books) by: Author Review Request
Shelves: favourites
"Fascinating Storyline, Intriguing Characters And Non-Stop Action"

I have been eagerly waiting for this second adventure in the `Dominic Grey' series, ever since I was given the opportunity to advance read Layton Green's first book `The Summoner', where we were introduced to this great character.

The final cover art for `The Egyptian' was only decided a couple of weeks ago and is fantastic, much more life and intrigue than the first pass, which can be found on earlier promotional material.

I was su
Blood Rose Books
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Layton Green's Dominic Grey Series The Summoner, you will want to read the first book in the series The Summoner before you read this books as it explains how Grey became part of the private investigator business and the relationships that Grey has developed.

In the Egyptian Green ventures into a cult that has been around since the rise of man who is on the search for eternal life and will stop at nothing to find it.

Dominic does not know what to make of his life after Africa. He wa
I won this book for free through the GoodReads Giveaway program. I encourage you, if you're interested, to pick up a copy of your own to form your own opinions and review.

When I first cracked opened this book, I commented saying, "The type size is really small..." However, there was a character named Veronica who had me excited and hoping that she was on the "good team" ; usually a character named Veronica is a villain... eh, just proves its an awesome name!

The story did take a little while to s
Bill Donhiser
An imaginative and quick paced thriller. Well done
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I liked:

Have I mentioned that I am a real sucker for alchemy? If I haven’t, here it is – I make it official. It’s enough a book mentions Hermes Trismegistus, Prester John, golems, the Fountain of Youth, the Philosopher’s Stone, Emerald Tablets and Nicolas Flamel (not necessarily in this order) and it can win me over in a sec. This novel mixed all these ingredients together and the author did it in a clever way, apparently backed up by some serious research. I loved every second of it; in fa
Lisa  K
"All of this, he thought, all of us: the saintly and the damned, the genetic mutations and the flawless, the sparkling stars of society and the forlorn crust of the world, forgotten, doomed and legion. We have this ineffable gift of life, and we will never understand it. But we are here, we are alive, we are eternal for every minute of the day."

This is what you get when you combine Indiana Jones with Ludlum’s Jason Borne; high octane action from scientific discoveries breaking ethical boundaries
*Squee* Remember how a while back I reviewed Layton Green’s The Summoner? Remember just how much I loved it and recommended you read this book too? Well a while back B. was contacted by the author to do a pre-release of the author’s latest book: The Egyptian. Let me tell you, I was one happy happy woman when she got me that request. Needless to say I got right down to reading, but the knights put me of from writing the review. So here I am with my notebook full of squee about this book. Let’s se ...more
S. Burke
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing

What have I missed? Damn this is a good read, it stands alone, yet I am now aware that another book ‘The Summoner’ exists encompassing the same pivotal character, Dominic Grey.

I had no preconceptions when I began reading “The Egyptian” and at that point had not read any of this fine authors previous work, rest assured that is about to be rectified.

I base my reviews on several very simple yet intrinsic parameters… Plotline. Characterizations. Dialogue. Re
Amy Rogers SUMMARY:

Dominic Grey, an ex-Marine and Jujitsu expert with a troubled childhood but a strong moral compass, is hired by his professorial employer Viktor Radek to investigate what appears to be a case of corporate espionage. But the nature of what was stolen from the Egyptian biotech company is kept secret from Grey, who soon learns that it’s worth killing for. The search for the stolen test tube turns into a run for his life and ultimately a desperate attempt to save himself
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I wasn't a fan of the Dominic Grey the lead character because I felt like the author pushed him to be this broken man without giving a reason but I soon realized this was a sequel to another book and Dominic Grey made a lot more since. I loved that the author never once changed Dominic Gray to be this super hero he was a trained former military man who did his best to right wrongs. Dominic Greys employer Viktor Radek I felt could have been the humor needed in the book or at lest someone ...more
Book Him Danno
At first I wasn't a fan of the Dominic Grey, the lead character, because I felt like the author pushed him to be this broken man without giving a reason but I soon realized this was a sequel to another book and Dominic Grey made a lot more sense. I loved that the author never once changed Dominic Gray to be this super hero, he was a trained former military man who did his best to right wrongs. Dominic Grey’s employer Viktor Radek I felt could have been the humor needed in the book or at least s ...more
Stacy - The Novel Life
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you had the opportunity would you drink from the elixir of life? Such is the burning question in The Egyptian, Layton Green's latest Dominic Grey adventure. I have to admit, I have fallen madly in love with Dominic Grey - he's a man's man. The tortured soul who has the integrity and saintliness of the pope. A strong character that other men can relate to and think of as the good friend who keeps his word and your secrets.

The Egyptian is Grey's first religious cult case assignment from Profess
Holly Full Moon Bites Book Reviews
~May contain slight spoilers.~

Dominic Grey, ex-Marine Recon and Japanese Jujitsu expert, now private investigator is on his first case since he started working with Professor Viktor Radek, an expert on occult and private investigator as well.

Al-Miri, CEO of an almost unknown biomedical firm that is looking into anti-aging is the one who contacted them and tells Dominic about the vial that had been stolen and sold from his company. The man at best seem strange but it seems a clean-cut job at the
Grace Krispy
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written by Layton Green, this is the second book in the Dominic Grey series. As with the first book, this story takes you into an incredible new world and offers plenty of information along the way. The details in this story point to thorough researching skills on the part of the author. I found the story quite engaging, although the beginning dragged for me a bit as the author set up the starting points of the various characters. It felt a little disconnected, although I knew it would all flow ...more
Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-books
Dominic Grey is back. This time he has left his job as diplomatic security agent to take a job with Professor Viktor Radek, a religious phenomenologist. His first case finds him helping the CEO of a biotech company locate a stolen vial that is filled with a mysterious liquid related to the company's study of aging. But things are not so clear-cut, and soon Grey is running for his life, along with investigative reporter Veronica, who is determined to get the story of her life.

In The Egyptian, Lay
Wendy Cantu
Three-Sentence Summary:
Special Agent Grey (from The Summoner) is now employed by Professor Radek in his cult investigation agency (that’s the best way I can describe it). He’s hired by a mysterious businessman to retrieve a test tube stolen from Cairo biomedical laboratory – although he’s given few details about what it is. Grey’s investigation takes him to Bulgaria (with an overly-ambitious tag-along reporter) where he meets a scientist and discovers the test tube contains the secret to life an
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
Layton Green debuted his Dominic Grey series with The Summoner, an terrific thriller that I was impressed by (read my review). The Egyptian picks up where The Summoner left off, as Dominic begins his first case in the employ of academic cult expert, Viktor Radek.

Layton Green’s detailed research is complimented by his creativity resulting in an intriguing premise that embraces biotech development and Egyptian cult worship. The Egyptian is a fast paced story as Grey
travels from the US to a tiny vi
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Layton Green writes in multiple genres and is the author of the bestselling Dominic Grey series, the Blackwood Saga, the Preach Everson novels, and other works of fiction. Layton's work has been nominated for multiple awards (including a two-time finalist for a prestigious International Thriller Writers award), optioned for film, and has reached #1 on numerous genre lists in the United States, the ...more

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“Because real alchemists understand that the test tube is just a vehicle. Alchemy is about the process of transformation, my boy. Not of lead to gold, but of the spirit. Understanding the universe. Applying the secrets of the ancients to the follies of the present. The elixir, the philosopher’s stone: they’re not just recipes. They are life itself.” 0 likes
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