Item description for Midnight In Madrid (Russian Trilogy #2) by Noel Hynd...
Overview U.S. Treasury agent Alexandra LaDuca crisscrosses Europe in pursuit of an ancient relic stolen from a Madrid museum, and the chilling secrets behind its theft. She must make the toughest decision of her life--whom should she trust?
Publishers 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."
Citations And Professional Reviews Midnight In Madrid (Russian Trilogy #2) by Noel Hynd has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 04/01/2009 page 60
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.97" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Mar 4, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Russian Trilogy
Series Number 2
ISBN 0310278724 ISBN13 9780310278726 UPC 025986278724
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 Midnight In Madrid?
Three Jewels in a Row May 24, 2010
(This review was written after reading the trilogy--it repeats the review for the other two of the trilogy) 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.
Badly written, poorly edited May 3, 2010
This book was so badly written that I couldn't finish it. There were long emplanatory passages which were dry and seemingly derived from articles on the subject. The characters were one dimensional and showed little signs of further development. Some of the dialogue was in [bad] Spanish. In one passage a character answers the telphone, saying "Soy aqui." The proper way to say that is "Estoy aqui." The verb "estar," not the verb "ser," is used when referring to location. In another passage, one character is said to have "seated himself at the head of a round conference table." A round table has no "head." Perhaps these are minor annoyances, but there were so many of them that the book became not worth reading.
As I said, badly written, poorly edited.
Fun and quick reading Apr 30, 2010
I really love this book, I can see Ann Hathaway as the lead character if a movie was ever made.
I enjoyed the fact that not expelatives were used I think that is a great quality in it's own.
I highly recommend this book if you like DaVinci Code type of mistery with a great female lead character and a good support from all the other characters.
Easy reading once you grab it, you won't be able to put it down.
Okay but not compelling Apr 28, 2010
I read the first book in the series and that took me a long time to get through. I thought I would give this one a shot, but it was worse. Other reviewers go into more detail, but I don't want to waste anymore time on these books. There are too many other books out there that would suit me better.
new favorite Apr 11, 2010
I could not put this book down. Alex La Duca continues her adventures in Madrid. New fascinating characters intermingle with the old in this second of Hynd's Russian Trilogy. A quest to find the stolen Pieta of Malta leads to the discovery of a plot to bomb the US Embassy. Alex again meets with Federov who has information regarding stolen explosives. Her life is threatened and twice saved by the enigmatic and dangerous Peter who works for another government. This book left me wanting to read the third one of the trilogy ASAP