Advent Calendar Day 14: The Egyptian by Layton Green + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , Layton Green , The Spellbound Lover Posted on December 14, 2011 @ 6:00 am 12 comments

 Welcome to the fourteenth day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win a copy of The Egyptian.  This particular story is the second book in the Dominic Grey series, where Dominic Grey and Viktor are hired by a CEO at a biomedical lab to find stolen research.  Things aren’t always as they seem, and Grey and Viktor uncover alot more than they had bargained for!

A great read for those of you that like an author that does their research, travels in their stories and keeps you hooked in the storyline.

Purchasing Info: Layton GreenGood ReadsAmazon

Book Blurb:

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 scientist who dabbles in the occult makes a startling discovery in his underground laboratory.These seemingly separate events collide when Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, are hired by the CEO of an Egyptian biomedical firm to locate stolen research integral to the company’s new life extension product. However, after witnessing the slaughter of a team of scientists by the remnants of a dangerous cult thought long abandoned, Grey and Viktor turn from pursuers to pursued. From the gleaming corridors of visionary laboratories to the cobblestone alleys of Eastern Europe to a lost oasis in the Sahara, Grey and Viktor must sift through science and myth to uncover the truth behind the Egyptian and his sinister biotech – before that truth kills them.

The Review:

After thoroughly enjoying The Summoner, I was stoked when Layton Green had asked for me to review The Egyptian, the second book in the Dominic Grey series.  Of course I had to find out what was in store for Grey and Viktor and eagerly accepted.
The Egyptian begins with the opening scene of a man named Siti weaving his way through crypts and mausoleums in The City of the Dead in Cairo, Egypt to deliver a package and hopefully disappear with his family but things don’t work out the way they are supposed to.  Right from the first couple of chapters I was completely roped in.  I had so many questions that needed answering and the appearance of something so horrifying at the end of the first chapter that it’s not described left me itching to find out more. Read the rest of the review


Thanks to Layton we have an ebook copy of The Egyptian for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us the best or worst Christmas gift you were given and why? 
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, December 28th and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Melissa

Melissa is a vegemite eating, thong wearing (Thongs = native shoe found in most Aussie dwellings) Australian who loves to read!. When she's not immersed in a book, she can be found writing in between juggling a full time job and being a Mum of a three year old monster named Cruzito. She can be found at Spellbound By Books or at My Alter Ego Charlie.

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  • aurian December 14, 2011 at 6:29 am

    O wow, this series has been on my wishlist after reading some enthusiastic reviews about it.
    At the office we always get presents at Sinterklaas, not for Christmas, and I would love to have a traditional “kerstpakket” instead of the horrible presents we get. Some examples: a basket filled with appels. I hate apples. And after eating them, you could use the basket for your magazines. Well, not my kind of thing. Traded it for a leather notebook holder.
    A curly haired teddybear. Gave it to my sister
    A very ugly but expensive shoulder bag in hot pink and red. Gave it away.

    Do I need to go on? I’ve worked here for 21 years now …

  • Amel Armeliana December 14, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Well, since I don’t celebrating christmas, I don’t think I can answer the question. But I hope I still can entering the giveaway.

    Thank u for this giveaway

  • Mel S December 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I was once given a big box that my Dad struggled to lift and hand over to me. To my suprise it was very light and when I opened it a helium filled balloon floated out with a voucher for a hit air balloon ride attached at the end of the string! I’d always wanted to go for a ride in one and the drama of a heavy/light box really threw me! Great fun though! 🙂

  • Mary Kirkland December 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Oh this is funny…the worst christmas gift I was given was called Box O Sox…and it was well,,,,a box of socks. There were 12 pair in the box. I really thought it was a gag gift so I was looking under the socks for the real gift and felt like an a$$ when I realized this was the gift. Thankfully my brother didn’t notice I was looking under the socks, he just thought I was looking at all the different colors of socks in the box. lol

  • erinf1 December 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! Haven’t heard of this series, but it sounds awesome!

    The worst gift I ever got was a bottle of white musk aerosol perfume (the kind you get from walgreens/dollar store) that my BF’s brother gave me 2 years ago. Smelled horrible and I think it was expired. I threw it away discretely 🙂

    Happy Holidays!


  • Jan December 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Another series for my wishlist!

    The worst was an ironing board, to go with the iron my sister passed on when I moved out of my parents. The passed on iron was unused and still is.
    The ironing board is useful though. The cats use it as a launching pad.

  • Estella December 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    The worst was a vacuum that didn’t have any suction.

  • Karen C December 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I have a copy of The Egyptian on my TBR list – need to move it up! Can’t remember worst or best gift.

  • SarahM December 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I was once given a pump container of plain hand soap by my aunt when I was a teenager – not sure why but my family still groans about that one! 🙂

    smaccall AT

  • Marissa December 16, 2011 at 12:50 am

    It was in high school. At the last minute (and I mean very last minute) my friend talked me into going to her church’s Christmas party, in which I had to participate in the secret gift exchange. I didn’t have a gift and she (BFF that she was) talked me into wrapping up a construction cone I had in my bedroom. Yeah, an actual cone “borrowed” from a road construction site. (Statute of Limitations apply here, right?) She said it would be a good joke gift. So I wrapped it up in a big box and off we went. Now the way they did the gifting was to sit in a big circle and each person, one by one, would pick a gift. A gift could then be stolen by someone else later down the circle. Fine, no problem. But who should happen to pick my gift but the pastor’s 10-year-old daughter who was brought along to the party! Now, there is NO WAY I’m going to let a 10-year-old unwrap a construction cone so I ended up stealing it back and hoping no one stole it away from me. No one did. I ended up with the construction cone back in my bedroom. (Note: I later “returned” the cone to another road construction site.)

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 16, 2011 at 9:46 am

    A Kindle was the best gift I got for Christmas since I love reading so much. Please enter me in contest.

  • Jen B. December 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I don’t think I have every actually gotten a terrible gift. I always figure that as long of the giver tried, I feel blessed that they thought of me!

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