Midnight in Madrid Blog Tour

Noel Hynd's Midnight in Madrid has been compared to classic detective and suspense fiction such as The Maltese Falcon and The Da Vinci Code. Definitely not fluff fiction, this book is filled with action, intrigue, and meaty historical references.

I received a review copy of Midnight in Madrid, the second book in Hynd's Russian Trilogy, in return for participating in this week's blog tour. Once again, I was a bit concerned about starting in mid-series, but Hynd provides just enough information to keep a new reader from feeling lost while encouraging a read of the first book as well.

From the 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."

Although the book is heavy on historical references, I didn't find them tedious; in fact, I was fascinated with the information on art history Hynd wove through the narrative. I was interested to learn that Noel Hynd has a B.A. in International Relations...other than my Constitutional Law classes, my International Relations classes were probably some of my favorites as a Poli Sci minor in college. However, a background in that area is certainly not necessary to enjoy the drama Hynd crafts. :)

Midnight in Madrid can be purchased at Amazon. For more information on the book, visit Noel Hynd's website. And be sure to check out other reviews on the blog tour here.

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