The Black Madonna is a fast paced, suspense filled tale that takes the reader on a whirlwind journey through the world of antiquities along with primary characters Storm Syrrell, Emma Webb, and Harry Bennett. From the mideastern desert, to a monastery in Poland, to the streets of London, to the mountains of Switzerland, and other locations along the way, the three friends seek to unravel the mystery surrounding an escalating bidding war for religious artifacts and the possibly related counterfeiting of similar relics. As the danger escalates and others become involved, they realize that everything revolves around a stolen icon known as the Black Madonna and that international repercussions could result if it is not recovered.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Black Madonna. I do hope that the unresolved relationship of a certain two characters will continue in another installment of this series.

This book was provided for review by Rebeca Seitz
with Glass Road Public Relations.


“Gentleman Adventurer” Davis Bunn delivers an international thriller of elusive treasure, desperate measures, and a race against death’s clock with The Black Madonna. Capitalizing on the successful introduction of Storm Syrrell in Gold of Kings, Bunn brings Syrrell back for this epic tale.

Antiquarian Storm Syrrell is in desperate need of cash. When a nameless, faceless client calls her with a request to track down a non-existent antique rumored to bear miraculous healing in its being, Storm should say no. But the man’s pockets are deep.

What desperation leads a man to pay millions for a glimpse of hope?

Storm hopes the answer won’t be the death of her business…or her.

Read the first chapter of The Black Madonna here.


Known by his fans as the, “Gentleman Adventurer” Davis Bunn is a multi-award winning best-selling author who consistently delivers engaging stories and thrilling adventures. He has served as the Novelist in Residence at Oxford University for the past ten years and was recently invited into BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

Davis Bunn is a lover of adventure in many forms, including his decades-long involvement in surfing (yes, he’s been bitten by a shark). Fluent in three languages, Bunn’s travels include Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between homes in England and Florida’s West Coast.

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