Monday, February 16, 2009
Noel Hynd's Conspiracy in Kiev ~ Reviewed
Conspiracy in Kiev (The Russian Trilogy, Book 1) (Paperback)
by Noel Hynd (Author)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (October 1, 2008)
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.
Alexandra DeLuca has it all—brains, strength, and beauty. She’s content with her government desk job investigating financial scams, and her plans to marry Secret Service agent Robert Timmons. But her skills soon garner the attention of the FBI, and she finds herself on an active mission in Kiev, tracking an infamous criminal. The evil she encounters in the Ukraine tests her faith and her abilities, and she struggles through the complex world of international crime to uncover who is behind the tragedies that occur.
If gore, bad language, and generally edgy content offend you, or if you are looking for a novel with strong spiritual threads, I’d skip this one. Otherwise, you will find plenty of intrigue, startling twists and turns, and a fast-paced, well-woven plot.
Reviewed by: Sarah Sawyer