Item description for Conspiracy In Kiev (Russian Trilogy #1) by Noel Hynd...
Overview A shrewd investigator and an expert marksman, Special Agent Alexandra LaDuca can handle any case the FBI gives her. Connecting the dots between an assassination attempt in Ukraine, a murder in Paris, and a brutal attack on a remote village in South America takes Alex on a dangerous puzzle-solving, soul-searching journey that changes her forever.
Publishers Description A shrewd investigator and an expert marksman, Special Agent Alexandra LaDuca can handle any case the FBI gives her. Or can she? While on loan from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Alex is tapped to accompany a Secret Service team during an American Presidential visit to Ukraine. Her assignment: to keep personal watch over Yuri Federov, the most charming and most notorious gangster in the region. Against her better judgment---and fighting a feeling that she s being manipulated---she leaves for Ukraine. But there are more parts to this dangerous mission than anyone suspects, and connecting the dots takes Alex across three continents and through some life-altering discoveries about herself, her work, her faith, and her future. Conspiracy in Kiev---from the first double-cross to the stunning final pages---is the kind of solid, fast-paced espionage thriller only Noel Hynd can write. For those who have never read Noel Hynd, this first book in The Russian Trilogy is the perfect place to start."
Citations And Professional Reviews Conspiracy In Kiev (Russian Trilogy #1) by Noel Hynd has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 11/01/2008 page 76
CBA Retailers - 07/01/2008 page 72
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Russian Trilogy
Series Number 1
ISBN 0310278716 ISBN13 9780310278719 UPC 025986278717
Availability 0 units.
More About Noel Hynd
Noel Hynd lives in Culver City, California. He has over four million books in print throughout the world and is the bestselling author of the highly acclaimed novels The Enemy Within, Flowers from Berlin, and Cemetery of Angels, and the previous titles in the Russian Trilogy, Conspiracy in Kiev, Midnight in Madrid, and Countdown in Cairo.
Noel Hynd currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Conspiracy In Kiev?
Three Jewels in a Row May 24, 2010
This trilogy has three fine novels complete in themselves and are entertaining reads; but the three together are greater than the sum of each by itself. Actually, I read the middle novel, Midnight in Madrid, first--didn't know any better. Then the first novel, Conspiracy in Kiev (for me, the prequel.) Finally, the Countdown in Kiev. It works just fine.
Some reviewers objected to the Christianity in these novels. But, Alex's Christianity is a fat thread in the complex personality of a main protagonist. These are not Christian novels as I read them. So please don't let the Christian thingy be off-putting. As with most ethical systems it proves to be a help and a hindrance in the character's response to her situations. it is just a real part of who she is.
She? Would I send a woman out as the pointy-end of a project? I'm old school--not sure that I would. Here it works. (I was sure that she would get bagged and tagged several times.) Read the novels and see if it works for you.
The characters are well crafted and very interesting. The bad guys are not one-dimensional or dirt-bags. They are competent, cosmopolitan, and scary. Approach with caution.
And Noel Hynd, thank you for the great reads and for publishing on Kindle.
Not bad, not great Apr 28, 2010
It took me 2 tries and multile sitting to finish this one. It had all the makings of a good spy triller, but sadly came up short for me. I tried to read the second one to this series and just couldn't push through.
The Best Book I have Read in a LOOONG time! Apr 16, 2010
This review is actually made by Sarah Gilbertson, I am using my husbands account. :)
I just finished this book yesterday. I have to say it was almost IMPOSSIBLE to put the book down (I know people always say that but this time it's true!). The ending was so fabulous I actually shrieked "THIS IS SO COOL!", it just made you THAT much more excited to read the second book Midnight in Madrid. Noel Hynd KNOWS how to write characters, they are so intricate and different and REAL; it makes the whole thing so much more satisfying to read and so much more fun. One thing I must point out about the protagonist is that she is so supremely believable, she's so real and so three dimensional you really feel like you know her. Plus the fact that she's size 10 not size 3 (and yes I have to point that out because I am a girl and I am sick of people writing characters who are size 3, I don't have anything against size 3 girls AT ALL but you must admit there are a lot more of them around in media than size 10 which is actually the average.) and she has a size 9 shoe! The story is perfectly paced and all in all just one of the most fantastic books I've ever read. Another thing I loved about this book was how much we got to travel with the main character (Alex). We get to go to some amazing places, and I felt like I was there with her every time. I definitely would recommend this to everyone I know, and most especially I would recommend it to YOU, the person reading this right now! (That was very reading rainbow I realize...but I am willing to sound corny if it will get you to read this. :)
TMI too much info Apr 1, 2010
The author does have the ability to potentially create a suspenseful novel, but he spent WAY too much time TELING us about the characters instead of SHOWING us what they are like. (I think I was told not to do that in a high school English class-thanks Dr. Ansenic.) He goes on and on and on about the main character, a woman who seems to be his fantasy of what the perfect woman would be. She's smart, sexy, athletic, speaks five languages, blah blah blah. He goes into great detail in describing even the most peripheral characters, people who get killed after he has spent page after page telling about their lives. They always die in the most violent fashion just to let us know how brutal-brutal!-these bad people are.
Why didn't a friend or editor or somebody give the author some honest feedback? With some good editing, it might have been a very good read. I was only able to finish 20% of the book. I deleted Midnight in Madrid, another Kindle freebie, without even trying to read it.
Does not COEXIST Mar 28, 2010
Got sucked in by the good story, but was disappointed that this was a single mineded religous agenda book. Too bad cause the story was pretty good. This book should be upfront about it's christain angle.