Sep 22, 2017

The Resurrector by Layton Green: Book Beginning

The Resurrector, author Layton Green
Published June 29, 2017
Genre: thriller, fantasy
A Dominic Gray novel, #6

Book beginning:
KHAYALANGA TOWNSHIP WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICAPresent Day
The light of a full moon illuminated the couple huddled around a rusty oil drum in the center of the township. The trash fire in the barrel doubled as a source of warmth and as an oven for roasting corn.Behind them was the storage container they called home. A good space. Unlike most of the neighboring shacks, it had a metal roof instead of tarpaper. More resistant to wind and floods. Just beyond the township lay the gentle swells of wine country. Golden fields and sprawling manors steeped in the wealth of the old Boer families. The inequalities of life in the Western Cape used to  motivate the couple, inspire nightly political discussions with their neighbors while quaffing sour umqombothi beer, but they no longer cared for such things. 
Page 56: 
Solomon had drawn a single face for the sketch artists, the only person he could identify from his captivity. 
Book description:
A modern day Dr. Frankenstein, probing the secrets of life and death. Two men racing against the clock to stop the spread of a horrific virus. As the victims mount..., the world's only hope rests in the hands of Professor Viktor Radek and Dominic Grey, a broken warrior and a relentless professor, facing the darkest of forces.

I'm definitely intrigued by the beginning and the setting of this one, having read other suspense/thriller/fantasy novels by Layton Green. 

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.

6 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

I am not familiar with this author's work. I found the beginning intriguing. I am featuring The Hunt by Chloe Neill this week. Happy reading!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I haven't read many books set in South Africa, so the setting itself interests me. I'm adding this to my TBR list.
My Friday post features Half Broke Horses.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The opening lines were so descriptive that I felt I was right there with them. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE HEIRS”

fredamans said...

Sounds highly intriguing!!! Happy weekend!

Suko said...

Hello, Harvee! Thanks for sharing some of this book. I hope you'll enjoy all of this book. Happy first day of autumn!

Literary Feline said...

This is a new to me author, but I really like the opening you shared. I will have to look up the first book in the series and give it a try. Thank you for bringing it to my attention! Have a great weekend.

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