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 Piet’ 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.
There is no doubt that Noel Hynd is a premiere writer of espionage, and Midnight in Madrid highlights his talents in no uncertain terms. Political intrigue permeates this action thriller that I found a little slow to begin but once the pace picked up there is no letting up. Alex continues to comes to terms with the loss of her fiance and explore her faith while searching for a relic that men are willing to kill for. Hynd pushes the envelope for a Christian novel with some graphic violence and edgy language. Characterisation is solid, the intrigue and suspense gripping while fascinating descriptions of Spain and other locations all contribute to a top notch read.