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5 Stars Out Of 5
Action, Adventure, Murder Mystery Thriller
August 26, 2012
Noel Hynd in his new book, "Murder In Miami" Book Two in The Cuban Trilogy series published by Zondervan takes us back into the life of Alexandra LaDuca as her investigation takes her to Miami.
From the back cover: Between midnight and dawn most people are dead to the world, others are just dead.
U.S. Treasury Agent Alexandra LaDuca travels to Miami to continue her investigations into the murder-and-money laundering activities of the Dosi cartel, an intrigue set in motion in Hostage in Havana. Sent there by the U.S. Treasury Department to speak with a recent Cuban defector, she soon realizes this key player may be no help at all.
A vast global money laundering scheme fueled by cocaine profits. A woman who promises to put Alex in touch with the spirit world. A lethal trap by the Dosi cartel. A handsome actor back in New York who suggests that love and romance may soon return to Alex's life. All this is what Alex is up against as she attempts to navigate a Miami underworld that encompasses elements of the surreal and supernatural.
But can Alex emerge from this world with her lifeâ€”and her faithâ€”intact? Can she get past the painful tragedy of her past and discover God's plan for her future?
Buckle up for another wild ride with Alex LaDuca as, this time, her adventures take us to Miami. Alex now has is dealing with murder, money laundering and the Dosi Cartel who want her dead. Mr. Hynd is brilliant is defining his characters and the more defined they are the more we like them and the more we like them the more we identify with what they are doing. Once the action gets going Mr. Hynd revs up the thriller quotient considerably which will have you reading and flipping pages as fast as you can. This book is a suspense thriller as Alex's life is in serious danger from the beginning. Don't start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to the next book in the series.
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Noel Hynd does it again in this second installment of the Cuban trilogy. Alex LaDuca is a real world Christian who through her imperfections strives to stay connected to God in a rough and tough world. My first eBook purchase and it was a real page-clicker. Can't wait for the next one.
Alexandra Laduca, the U.S. Treasury Agent who first appeared in Noel Hynd's The Russian Trilogy and who has returned to star in The Cuban Trilogy, is focused on tracking down the Dosi cartel and dismantling their global money-laundering schemes. Having survived the Dosi's attempt to murder her, as depicted in the first book of this series, Hostage in Savannah, she is ever more determined to seek justice. When her quest brings her to Mimai to speak with a Cuban defector to gather potentially vital intel, she instead is greeted with death and the bizarre beliefs of the Santeria. What follows is a battle for Alex to sort out the truth of what she has encountered, all while trying to sort out her faith and make a decision about whether she will again risk a chance at romance and love in the wake of past heart-break.
I always enjoy returning to the world of Alex, watching her work her magic in the seedy underworld of life tracking down criminals. She is a fantastic character who you both admire and truly feel for, as she has survived the loss of her fiance and the disruption of her dreams for her life. Noel Hynd's books always feature plenty of action and suspense to capture my interest, and Alex drives this action with style and wit. As with the first book in the series, I found that some of the chapters were a bit too detailed in providing background information about past spies and informants. Though the information is interesting, it tends to slow down the pace of the story. Besides this, I really enjoyed the new relationship the author introduces into this story, one that holds the potential of future romance and that happy-ever-after ending that Alex so richly deserves. The character of Alex truly feels like a friend by now after reading this fifth book featuring her, and I greatly look forward to the conclusion of this series which promises to see the ultimate showdown between Alex and the formidable Dosi's and triumph of good over evil.
Keep these books coming Noel Hynd! I award this book a solid rating of 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Zondervan