Author of Action Adventure and Alternate Reality Novels
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers’ Favorite
Tainted Gold by Layne Walker is a story about how things can go terribly wrong if you only care about becoming rich.
Layne Walker wrote a story that is very entertaining and also surprising. Tainted Gold is a book you won’t want to put down because the author makes you think things like ‘No, he would not really let that happen to his characters.’ Guess what? That author knows no mercy! There are heaps of surprises and that’s quite rare in a book these days. It’s an excellent piece of fiction and I’m quite motivated to read more by the same author.
An avid reader, some of Layne’s favorite authors are, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, S.M. Sterling, Pierce Anthony, Jack DeBrul, Michael Crichton, and Alan Dean Foster. But if a book sounds interesting, he’ll read it.
Layne’s books don’t fit in just one genre. Tainted Gold takes place in an alternate world, but it also has strong elements of a western.
Convergence of Time also takes place in an alternate world, but it also has a strong element of a western.
Unlike Clive Cussler, James Rollins and a lot of other big name authors, Layne keeps his books simple and easy to read. A minimum number of plots and characters means the reader can concentrate on the story rather than trying to remember who is who and what they are doing.
Layne Walker published Escaping Yellowstone in January of 2012. He published Tainted Gold in September of 2012. He published Convergence of Time in April of 2013. He published Time Hackers in July of 2013.
Although he kept writing, Layne took a few years off to explore other talents, one of which is being an artist. All of the western paintings in the artwork section of this website were painted by Layne. All of them are for sale, as either originals or prints. Click on the link in the header for more details.
Layne is currently working his next book titled, Wrong Way Up. He hopes this book will be published in the fall of 2019.