“Steve Martini is an expert at good old-fashioned, gimmick-free storytelling.”
—Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta
“Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction.”
—Linda Fairstein, author of Lethal Legacy
In The Rule of Nine, New York Times bestseller Steve Martini sets his popular protagonist, defense attorney Paul Madriani, on the trail of a dangerous extremist who’s hellbent on destroying the entire Supreme Court with one deadly stroke. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette loves Martini’s “richly interesting characters, masterful plots, and beautiful writing,” and his latest blockbuster is a sure bet to enthrall Brad Thor and Vince Flynn readers as well as the ever-growing army of Paul Madriani fans.
In Martini's nail-biting 11th Paul Madriani thriller, the California lawyer once again crosses paths with hired assassin Liquida Muerte (aka the Mexicutioner), whose enmity he earned in the previous book, Guardian of Lies (2009). Bent on revenge, Liquida makes a clumsy attempt to implicate Madriani in the death of Jimmie Snyder, a 23-year-old congressional gofer. Meanwhile, a terrorist mastermind known only as Thorn, backed by unlimited funds, is plotting a horrific attack on the U.S. Thorn's use of Liquida as a tool draws Madriani's attention. Against a fast-moving backdrop of technical wizardry, geopolitical maneuverings, and narrow escapes, Madriani and his firm's investigator, Herman Diggs, pursue Thorn in order to locate Liquida. And Liquida, when not dispatching others for Thorn, is determined to eliminate Madriani; his daughter, Sarah; and his colleagues. Martini does a fine job of misdirecting the reader as to the intended terrorist target. 7-city author tour.
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Very entertaining, quick read. However the chapters would end rather abruptly and it seems that you almost didn't want to read the next chapter until you found out what happened in them current chapter. Overall great writing
Didn't even finish it!!
Not what you would expect from Steve Martini. Too many story lines with way too many descriptions of "weapons".
Really found it all pretty boring. Really disappointed.