Nadia’s Obsession, Charles Martin’s thrilling new novel, follows his award-winning novel, Provocateur, published last year.
Both novels focus on a fascinating protagonist, Nadia, who grew up an orphan in an industrial city in south western Russia. She comes to America through a mail-order-bride program and becomes involved with an unusual agency run by a retired CIA agent (Olga) that catapults her into the high life and puts her up against powerful, alpha males.
While Nadia had a very difficult young life, she is blessed with superior intelligence and beauty, a “lethal combination” against men, as Olga would put it. In the author’s novels he takes a deep dive into the dynamics of the power that women have over men. The stories are loaded with intrigue, danger, some close encounters with romance and sexual tension.
A brief prolog enables readers to jump right into this second novel, even if they have not read the first.