Friday, September 17, 2010

The Black Madonna by Davis Bunn - REVIEWED

An item that lethal is bound to attract the worst sorts. It would be a pity to lose you. There are so few good heart’s who’ve managed to survive.” (p. 113)

Such warnings fill the lives of a treasure dog.

What, you ask, is a treasure dog? A treasure dog searches for exclusive, exotic and elusive art treasures. Davis Bunn’s latest novel, The Black Madonna, takes place amid the fiercely competitive lives of treasure dogs – all of whom are willing to go to extreme measures to satisfy their insanely rich clients. Within the story’s pages the reader travels to many locations around the globe, and mystery, danger and sheer terror dog the steps of every character all along the way!

Storm Syrrell, Harry Bennett and Emma Webb are the characters at the heart of this story. All of them find themselves tangled within a complicated and dangerous web of people who are seeking mythical artifacts and treasured art pieces that have held the world’s fascination for many years. Quite honestly, this entire experience reminds me of a good James Bond movie! And Emma! She can whup up on some bad guys! If I ever get in a tight spot, please send Emma to be my partner!

Seriously, this is an exciting and interesting read! And there really was (or is) a painting called the Black Madonna whose mystical past is included in the story. There are lots of fascinating people, locations and events within the pages of this novel, and all of the characters are just flawed enough to make them believable and likable folks. There is plenty of excitement to keep readers barreling through the pages, and the ending is both satisfying and believable.

So, if you’re looking for a novel with lots of intrigue and excitement – look no further! The Black Madonna is sure to satisfy!

About the Author:

Davis Bunn is the author of numerous national bestsellers in genres spanning historical sagas, contemporary thrillers, and inspirational gift books. He has received widespread critical acclaim, including three Christy Awards for excellence in fiction, and his books have sold more than six million copies in sixteen languages. He and his wife, Isabella, are affiliated with Oxford University, where Davis serves as writer in residence at Regent's Park College. He lectures internationally on the craft of writing

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