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THE IMMORTAL MADONNA: Historical Thriller, Pulp Thrillers, Travel Adventure Fiction, (NICOLINA FABIANI SERIES Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

YVONNE CROWE
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Book Description

If you want a cracking good read with all the elements for a compelling fast paced thriller then this is the book for you – Adrian Summer – Author of The Albatross Syndrome

Who is The Immortal Madonna and what is the Historical mystery surrounding her?

To unlock this secret, Nicolina Fabiani, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, teams up with David Baron a Professor of Ancient Languages, whom she suspects is more than he appears to be on the surface; to search in Ancient Temple sites throughout the Middle East for the answer.

What conspiracy is behind the Knights of Malta’s connection to the Templar Knights? And why do they covet a statue of the first woman, Eve and her secret powers?

As Nicolina and David stay one step ahead of her old nemesis, in this thriller, they must decipher the clues which uncover a revelation about the origins of mankind and the power The Immortal Madonna possesses that men are willing to kill for.

This eagerly awaited sequel in the Nicolina Fabiani series, is a fast paced, well researched Historical Thriller, reaching a shattering climax in the archaeological dig in Anatolia, Göbekli Tepe, which has rewritten mankind’s history; and where The Immortal Madonna reveals her power and what it will mean for a world poised the brink of disaster.

This Conspiracy Thriller is one for fans of Dan Brown, Chris Malburg and Tom Haase.


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About the Author

I am a slightly off the wall author and my novel The Magdalene Conspiracy, a religious mystery/thriller in the style of Dan Brown, was pretty successful. The second book in the Nicolina Fabiani Series THE IMMORTAL MADONNA is now published and doing well. I am currently working on the third book in the series. Watch my website yvonnecrowe.com for updates. 
I refuse to be constrained by genres and have five other published novels which can be seen on my website.
Readers have commented that my writing is controversial, compelling, descriptive and evocative, and they become involved with the characters. What more could a writer ask for? 
I am unable to restrain myself from becoming emotionally involved in humanitarian issues, as well as with my clients, readers and it comes through in my stories. 
I currently live in my hometown in Auckland, New Zealand and love to travel to other countries and have been to Europe many times, as my very talented partner Harald,who designs my covers,is from Germany. This has given me the opportunity to fall in love with historical landscapes and their cultures, and also indulge in three of my passions, good food, wine and great conversation. 
I have gleaned many ideas and settings for my stories by traveling to well known cities in Europe, and also through the small villages, each with their own special story, which have enabled me to create believable and sympathetic characters.
Currently I teach English to Muslim immigrants from Iraq. Both of these experiences were so enlightening, giving me an insight into the spirit and courage these people, whom I admire tremendously and respect, portray in their everyday lives and their story is so compelling I will be writing a novel about their lives.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1989 KB
  • Print Length: 542 pages
  • Publisher: CROWE PUBLICATIONS; 1 edition (June 11, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KY04QG0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,208 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The First Madonna is a well thought out and thoroughly entertaining book that questions the origins of mankind and religion. Once again Yvonne Crowe has made an exhaustive study of her subject which is one of the reasons I enjoy her books so much.

This is the second book in her Nicolina Fabiani series, featuring the fearless reporter and introducing a new companion/love interest in this book, David Baron, a Professor of Ancient Languages who brings a new twist to her.. Together they embark on a quest throughout the Middle East to discover the secret of a prehistoric relic which The Knights Templar named The First Madonna and attributed their fabled power and wealth to.

Nicolina is temporarily grounded from her journalist career when a militant Mullah places a Fatwa on her for exposing his militants in a less than favorable light during the Syrian War.

The Knights of Rhodes who morphed into the Knights of Malta inherited the Templar Knights holdings when the latter organization came up against Pope Innocent V1 and King Phillippe 11 of France, which led to their downfall. However, they could not locate The First Madonna and the power she possessed so they could harness it for their own purposes. Once again another rogue group of the modern Knights of Malta, become aware that Nicolina and David possess a clue which is leading them to the whereabouts of The First Madonna and they are hot on her heels.The story takes them through ancient sites where mankind practiced the worship of different Gods in the Middle East, which are fascinating reading.

Another winner for fans of Dan Brown, Kate Mosse and Steve Berry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I dug the book while they dug for artifacts! July 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Yvonne Crowe by her own admission refuses to be confined by genre. This book has a little of everything in it! I found myself digging the book and story while Nicolina and David dug for artifacts! I enjoyed everything the story touched on. I have been to Beirut and I know Yvonne has too from her descriptions. The travel genre is well covered. She covers another interest of mine which is music with some interesting tidbits I didn't know. Then there are historical tidbits I am fascinated by as well. What a great read! Nicolina is a great character, she is a very spirited and independent contrarian. I love it when she ends up doing things she initially says she will never do. The mystery gets you hooked right away and then you go on a wild ride. In the fiction world it doesn't get better than that! If you like historical fiction, mystery, romance, travel, and learning stuff, READ THIS BOOK! I am looking forward to some further adventures from this character and this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! July 31, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Review of The First Madonna by Yvonne Crowe
NICOLINA FABIANI SERIES: Book 2

5/5 stars for story
3/5 flames for heat

By R.L. BAILEY

The First Madonna, book No. 2 in the Nicolina Fabiani series by author Vyonne Crowe had me at the title. I love books that have some kind of historical backstory to them, and this one does. The book centers on Nicolina Fabiani, a reporter for a major television network. She is sent on an assignment in the Middle-East, and on the plane going to Syria, she meets David Baron, an Archaeologist on his way back to recover some artifacts he discovered. While there, Nicolina catches something on film she wasn’t meant to see, and the people doing it don’t want the world to see. Running for her life, she and her camera man come back into contact with David, who helps them escape.

David is more than a simple archaeologist though; he is also a trained member of Mossad and works for them. Once she is safely back in Berlin, they run into each other again, and at a dinner, David tells Lina of his family and what they went through during World War II. But he also tells her of an artifact he found while on a dig, and once she is completely enthralled with the story, she asks to go along, the reporter in her wanting to know everything. They work out a disguise for her since she is so well known, and off they go. Thus begins the adventure.

This is a very well-plotted out, well-written book. There is enough adventure, mystery, history, and thrills to keep the reader interested. Lina is a smart, independent woman, and in my opinion, David is just the perfect man. Strong, sure, brave, all the things a hero should be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I have started reading books where from the very beginning, I lost interest.
This book was not one of those.
The more I read, the more intrigued I got and I couldn't put it down.
I don't wont to give the story away so I'll just say that it has a little bit of everything, action, politics, war, Archaeology, Journalism, far off lands, and a little religion thrown into the mix.
Although all the characters were very strong, my favorite was Lina, a Journalist who takes her job a little too much to the extreme.
With all the twists and turns within the book, I had to chuckle when nearing the end of it Lina mentions maybe writing a book about the whole adventure and remarked that "It had worked for Dan Brown."
I felt as though I was right there in the middle of all the action. A great read.
The author is very talented, she has considerable imagination and a well executed plot. You can't ask for much more than that. Very enjoyable, and I will definitely be buying more from her in the near future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this book better than her other book on the ...
Very interesting story with realistic depiction of the war damage. I liked this book better than her other book on the Cathars.
Published 19 days ago by Virginia M. Bradford
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting adventure!
This is an exciting story with amazing research about archaeology and ancient languages. I hope the author won't mind my saying that there are all the ingredients of a Dan Brown... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Bill
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but writing could have been much better
A good story and premise. The plotline is definitely compelling but the execution leaves something to be desired. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Mystery
What a great story and pulled off with perfection by the author, Yvonne Crowe. A very intelligent, thought provoking mystery, in the same line of the Da Vinci Code. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Calaf68
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Yvonne Crowe's book, 'The Immortal Madonna' took me on an exciting journey into pre-historic times, war-torn Syria, Berlin and then back again to the Middle East. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Juliet C.B.Aharoni
5.0 out of 5 stars Another cracking good yarn in the Nicolina Fabiani series
The author has at least matched the quality of her first book in this series with another riveting thriller. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sterling Gate Books
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Story.
I truly enjoyed the story. Great insight into the past and historical places (I researched most of the information). This book is a good read and recommend. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J.Corrigan
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Dan Brown !!
This book was more informative and interesting than the two Dan Brown's I have read. I really enjoyed "The DaVinci Code" and "Inferno," but this book was... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Brad Bannister
1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry, but can't recommend
This book needs an editor. I could only get through 10 chapters before stumbling over poorly written script overwhelmed my desire to see where the book was going. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Rosemarie Matteson
4.0 out of 5 stars Complicated mix of history, religion, social commentary, and...
Lina, an Italian-American journalist, has two enemies: the Knights of Malta (a Catholic group she discredited in a previous novel in the series) and a Syrian faction which she... Read more
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visit my website: www.yvonnecrowe.com

I am a slightly off the wall author and my novel The Magdalene Conspiracy, a religious mystery/thriller in the style of Dan Brown, was pretty successful. The second book in the Nicolina Fabiani Series THE IMMORTAL MADONNA is now published and doing well. I am currently working on the third book in the series HITLER's DARK SHADOW. Watch my website www.yvonnecrowe.com for updates.
I refuse to be constrained by genres and have four other published novels which can be seen on my website. AN OBSESSIVE LOVE, DIAMONDS THAT KILL, HER SOUL IN PERIL and FROM SERBIA WITH LOVE.
Readers have commented that my writing is controversial, compelling, descriptive and evocative, and they become involved with the characters. What more could a writer ask for?
I am unable to restrain myself from becoming emotionally involved in humanitarian issues, as well as with my clients, readers and it comes through in my stories.
I currently live in my hometown in Auckland, New Zealand and love to travel to other countries and have been to Europe many times, as my very talented partner Harald,who designs my covers,is from Germany. This has given me the opportunity to fall in love with historical landscapes and their cultures, and also indulge in three of my passions, good food, wine and great conversation.
I have gleaned many ideas and settings for my stories by traveling to well known cities in Europe, and also through the small villages, each with their own special story, which have enabled me to create believable and sympathetic characters.
Currently I teach English to Muslim immigrants from Iraq. This experience is so enlightening, I am a slightly off the wall author and my novel The Magdalene Conspiracy, a religious mystery/thriller in the style of Dan Brown, was pretty successful. The second book in the Nicolina Fabiani Series THE IMMORTAL MADONNA is now published and doing well. I am currently working on the third book in the series. Watch my website yvonnecrowe.com for updates.
I refuse to be constrained by genres and have five other published novels which can be seen on my website.
Readers have commented that my writing is controversial, compelling, descriptive and evocative, and they become involved with the characters. What more could a writer ask for?
I am unable to restrain myself from becoming emotionally involved in humanitarian issues, as well as with my clients, readers and it comes through in my stories.
I currently live in my hometown in Auckland, New Zealand and love to travel to other countries and have been to Europe many times, as my very talented partner Harald,who designs my covers,is from Germany. This has given me the opportunity to fall in love with historical landscapes and their cultures, and also indulge in three of my passions, good food, wine and great conversation.
I have gleaned many ideas and settings for my stories by traveling to well known cities in Europe, and also through the small villages, each with their own special story, which have enabled me to create believable and sympathetic characters.
Currently I teach English to Muslim immigrants from Iraq. This enlightening experience has given me an insight into the spirit and courage these displaced people, whom I admire tremendously and respect, portray in their everyday lives and their story is so compelling I will be writing a novel about their lives.it


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