Monday, June 11, 2012

Murder In Miami (Cuban Trilogy) by Noel Hynd

Book Description:  Alex 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 man who promises to put Alex 'in touch with the deceased.' 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 ... Alex attempts to navigate a Miami underworld that encompasses elements of the surreal and supernatural. But can Alex emerge from this world with her life---and her faith---intact? Can she get past the painful tragedy of her past and discover God's plan for her future? Readers of general market thrillers, such as Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy will eagerly anticipate this second installment.

My Review: This is the second book in the Cuban Trilogy.  Alex is a strong female character but in this second book she becomes more mature in her faith.  
Not ever having been part of or even close to the drug cartel or the "underworld,"  I found this read fascinating.  As we all know, fiction is based on facts not dreamed up by the author.  There were moments when I actually held my breath waiting for Alex to not get hurt or to make a wise decision.
The cruel world of cocaine and it's terrible effects on people is enough but when one reads about the cruelty of the underworld and the mob bosses it gives one pause for thought.
The romance in this book is not fact, it's more understated and sweet.  I like the fact that there isn't any profane language or crude references to sex.  
This is one of those reads that will have you on the edge of your seat!  The intrigue and faith makes it feel like a newspaper article that was made into a fantastic read!
Grab your beach chair and a glass of ice tea and enjoy a great summer read!
*This book was provided by Zondervan for review*
Meet the Author:
Noel Hynd is an American author who has more than four million books in print. Most of his books have been in the action-espionage-suspense genre (Conspiracy in Kiev, Midnight in Madrid, Countdown in Cairo, The Enemy Within) but others (Ghosts, The Prodigy, A Room For The Dead and Cemetery of Angels) were highly acclaimed ghost stories. He currently has a multi-book publishing contract with Zondervan/HarperCollins.
He is also a former contributor to Sports Illustrated and several other national magazines. His 1988 non-fiction book, The Giants of The Polo Grounds, was an Editor's Choice of The New York TIMES Review of Books in 1988. He has also written several produced screenplays.Mr. Hynd was born in New York City, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylavnia, and lives in southern California with his wife Patricia.The Kindle editions of Midnight in Madrid and Conspiracy in Kiev were simultaneously numbers 1 and 2 among all books on Amazon's Kindle Best Seller lists in December 2009.Several dozen foreign editions of his books have been published over the years. Readers are welcomed to reach Mr. Hynd at
  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310324564
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310324560

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