Book Description: When a mysterious relic is stolen from a Madrid museum, people are dying to discover its secrets. Literally. 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.
My Review: This is the second book in the Russian Trilogy by Noel Hynd and the series just keeps getting better!
In Midnight In Madrid Alexander (Alex) leads one of the most exciting and thrilling lives most of us only dream of living. Alex is sent on a case to Madrid to find the thief and the stolen artifact. She struggles with the "right and wrong" of actions needed in her line of work. Sometimes, the actions cause her to wonder about her faith and she struggles with forgiving those who betray and kill.
A spell bounding story interwoven with danger, intrigue, betrayal, God's mercy and a small dose of romance. Alexander works to find the "cause" of the power behind the artifact. This is an engrossing read with a lot of action and suspense. Not for the faint of heart!
I did read Conspiracy in Kiev, Book 1; however, I believe that this is a stand alone read. You will either like or dislike this read--no in between! I love reading this series by Noel Hynd. Once again Noel Hynd gives us a five star read! Looking forward to reading Book 3, Countdown in Cairo.
*I reviewed this book for Zondervan*
About the Author: Noel Hynd is an American author who has more than four million books in print. Most of his books have been in the action-espionage-suspense genre (Conspiracy in Kiev, Midnight in Madrid, Countdown in Cairo, The Enemy Within) but others (Ghosts, The Prodigy, A Room For The Dead and Cemetery of Angels) were highly acclaimed ghost stories. He currently has a multi-book publishing contract with Zondervan/HarperCollins.
He is also a former contributor to Sports Illustrated and several other national magazines. His 1988 non-fiction book, The Giants of The Polo Grounds, was an Editor's Choice of The New York TIMES Review of Books in 1988. He has also written several produced screenplays.
Mr. Hynd was born in New York City, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylavnia, and lives in southern California with his wife Patricia.
The Kindle editions of Midnight in Madrid and Conspiracy in Kiev were simultaneously numbers 1 and 2 among all books on Amazon's Kindle Best Seller lists in December 2009.
Several dozen foreign editions of his books have been published over the years. Readers are welcomed to reach Mr. Hynd at NH1212f@yahoo.com.