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Publisher Description

Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.

One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she’s killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore.

Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani’s daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna’s death. Ives claims he had only one drink on the night of the accident, yet he can’t remember anything between the time he left for a party north of San Diego and the moment he woke up in a hospital the next morning. He’s still dazed and a little bruised, but also obviously very afraid. After all, a woman is dead, and he’s sure he didn’t kill her.

To save an innocent young man’s life, the brilliant defense attorney must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients—no matter how unsavory—a search that will lead him into a vortex of corruption, and at its center, a devious killer poised to strike again.

Mysteries & Thrillers
May 12
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

SoulesShared ,

Not one of my favorites.

Steve Martini is one of my favorites, but this book was a bit convoluted. Banking and politics were confusing. Only 4 stars this time.

Likes cheap books ,

The enemy inside

Super quick read with lots of action. The characters weave in and around one another like a well rehearsed dance. There aren't too many of them, and it was easy to follow the protagonist without reading the prior books with the same character. Very entertaining

Toxic Shock ,

Good read

Liked it a lot

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