Saturday, July 25, 2009

Midnight in Madrid

Author: Noel Hynd
Publisher: Zondervan
March 2009
ISBN: 978-0-310-27871-9
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

Alex Daluca is an FBI agent currently working with the US Treasury. She is on vacation in Barcelona when her boss calls and requests that she goes to Madrid to work with a multi-national team on an art theft. She needs to locate a small carving called The Pieta of Malta.

The assignment seems simplistic, but Alex soon discovers that it is anything but as she is forced to crisscross across Europe, through a web of intrigue, danger, and betrayal. Soon the legend and mystery surrounding the relic becomes complex with claims of supernatural powers.

Many have already lost their life for this museum piece, and Alex could be next. Will she find it before the villains?

MIDNIGHT IN MADRID is the second book in The Russian Trilogy though it seems to easily stand alone. I didn’t have the luxury of reading the first book in the story, so I really have no idea what is a continuation and what is not, but there are parts of this story that feel unfinished, possibly leading into the third book in the series.

The story is fast-paced and has very well-developed characters. The historical research and details in the book appear to be right on target, with a lot of information included about the Spanish Civil War. There is quite a bit of violence in the book, but the scenes sometimes can be quite scary. If you enjoy reading suspense, don’t miss MIDNIGHT IN MADRID. $14.99. 384 pages.

Media Release:

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.

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Meet the author of Midnight in Madrid, Noel Hynd.

Noel Hynd
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.

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