U.S. Treasury agent Alexandra LaDuca returns from Conspiracy in Kiev to track down the stolen artwork, a small carving called The Pieta of Malta. It seems to be a simple assignment, but nothing about this job is simple, as the mysteries and legends surrounding the relic become increasingly complex with claims of supernatural power.
As aggressive, relentless, and stubborn as ever, Alex crisscrosses Europe through a web of intrigue, danger, and betrayal, joined by a polished, mysterious new partner. With echoes of classic detective and suspense fiction from The Maltese Falcon to The Da Vinci Code, Midnight in Madrid takes the reader on a nonstop spellbinding chase through a modern world of terrorists, art thieves, and cold-blooded killers.
Finally something I can really sink my teeth into. Noel Hynd’s book is packed with mystery, action, and history. At first glance I thought it would be a “Da Vinci Code” rip off, but none of the sort. This action packed book has its own well-developed characters and historical références, including the Spanish Civil War and tons of art history. The historical references are interesting enough even if aren’t a history buff.
This is the second book in Hynd’s Russian Trilogy. I have not read the first, the the author gives the reader enough information that you can just dive in, but of course you’ll still want to read the first one when you are done. He also leaves enough unfinished business for a third book.
This was a great read and I thank the publisher for sending me an advance copy to read and review as part of the blogspot tours. You can click HERE to read what other bloggers on the tour have to say.
Noel Hynd was born in New York City and grew up in New York and Connecticut. He began writing professionally before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Relations.
He lives in Culver City, California with his wife and their three cats.
Noel goes to Honduras for a yearly medical mission to Honduras with friends and members of All Saints’ Parish, Beverly Hills.
To learn more about Noel Hynd check out his website HERE. He has more than four million books in print throughout the world.
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