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The first novel of a planned trilogy, Layton’s Green’s Genesis kickstarts the expansive Unknown 9 Storyworld. Laying the groundwork for much of the universe’s lore, the story follows a young astrophysicist as she investigates the mysterious disappearance of her mentor.

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Novel Synopsis

To solve the enigma of her past, a brilliant but troubled young woman embarks on a dangerous treasure hunt spanning the globe. Find out what she discovers in Genesis, a thrilling Unknown 9 novel by Layton Green.

Praise for Genesis

A thrilling story that takes off right from the beginning and never lets up. The novel is all action, with intriguing characters that you root for set among great locations. The ending leaves us wanting the next book now instead of months from now. Can’t wait to see where this story goes from here… Read More

— Red Carpet Crash

A pacy, grabby read with promises of startling revelations to come.

— Andrew Pyper, award-winning and bestselling author of The Residence and The Demonologist

Similar in style and execution to familiar puzzle thrillers like The DaVinci Code, but with physics rather than religion at the heart, Unknown 9: Genesis is an exciting first installment in a new multimedia franchise [...] Smart, adventurous, and possibly even inspirational, Unknown 9: Genesis is definitely worth the read.

— Beauty in Ruins

A story so good it will make you forget what is going on in the world [...] complex plots with characters that you immediately connect with [...] The book reminded me of the thrill ride of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Both feature secret societies, but instead of religion, Green's is about science and the acquisition of knowledge which will lead to enlightenment…ging! I want to read the rest of the story, which I will do once the next book is published. Read More

— A Girl Who Reads

Thrilling [...] this story really came to life for me [...] I will definitely be reading the sequel.

— Suspense Magazine

Starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up until the end [...] I highly recommend this book… Read More

— Curling Up By the Fire

The Storyworld

Enter an immersive universe of conspiracy and intrigue

Unknown 9 weaves together novels, podcasts, comic books, and more. While each narrative thread stands on its own, together, they create a Storyworld filled with ancient knowledge, strange phenomena, and deadly rivalries. Looming over it all is the spectral Leap Year Society, a secretive organization that has only recently revealed its existence to the world.

Intrigued? You don’t have to wait. Genesis, the first installment in the Genesis Trilogy by Layton Green, is available now. A podcast (Out of Sight) and a comic book series (Torment) are being released in Fall 2020, while a AAA video game is in the works.

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