Steve Martini

1 Compelling Evidence

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  1992-02-04
Description :  <b>The first “engrossing”(<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>) legal thriller in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Paul Madriani series!</b><br /><br />Defense attorney Paul Madriani was on the rise with the California law firm of Potter, Skarpellos—until a short-lived affair with Potter's wife, Talia, cost him his job. A year later, when Talia is accused of Potter’s murder Paul is thrust back into the big time—and he soon uncovers secrets that may end his career...and his life.

2 The Enemy Inside

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-05-12
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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

3 Trader of Secrets

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-05-31
Description :  “Steve Martini ranks among the top authors of legal thrillers.”<br />—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette<br /><br />“You like Law &amp; Order? Or even a John Grisham novel? Well, Steve Martini is one of the best of the best when it comes to crime thrillers.”<br />—Asbury Park Press<br /><br />The reasons why Steve Martini is one of the most popular thriller writers around are abundantly clear in Trader of Secrets: an ingenious plot, great characters, gripping storytelling that combines the legal expertise of John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow with the heart-pounding political intrigue of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. Superstar crime novelist Linda Fairstein says, “Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction,” referring to Martini’s fearless yet very human series protagonist, defense attorney Paul Madriani. In Trader of Secrets the crusading lawyer is on the trail of dangerous criminals who are trying to steal state-of-the-art weapons technology…with nothing less than the future of America at stake.<br />

4 Blood Flag

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-05-17
Description :  Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II in this enthralling installment in the New York Times bestselling series.<br /><br />Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client: Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the “mercy killing” of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father’s death.<br /><br />When Paul’s young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma’s fears are well-grounded.<br /><br />Digging into Robert’s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died—under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that the box sent to Brauer relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of the war—a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”—Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives.<br /><br />With Emma’s life on the line and their own safety in jeopardy, Madriani must uncover the truth before the evil of the Blood Flag is allowed to spin a new web.

5 The Rule of Nine

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-06-01
Description :  “Steve Martini is an expert at good old-fashioned, gimmick-free storytelling.”<br />—Steve Berry, author of The Paris Vendetta<br /><br />“Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction.”<br />—Linda Fairstein, author of Lethal Legacy<br /><br />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.<br />

6 Prime Witness

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1993-07-21
Description :  <b>A legal thriller from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of the Paul Madriani series.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> It started with a series of bizarre double murders. It led to the arrest of one prime suspect. And it sparked the most explosive trial in a lawyer’s career.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> Paul Madriani knows that the man he’s persecuting is guilty. But one disturbing fact could destroy the case . . . He may not be the <i>only</i> killer.

7 Guardian of Lies

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-07-14
Description :  “The sort of compulsive page-turner that keeps readers up at night….Both timely and scary….Guardian of Lies more than satisfies.”<br /><br />—Washington Times <br /><br />Defense attorney Paul Madriani is caught in a web of deceit and murder involving Cold War secrets, a rare coin dealer who once worked for the CIA, and a furious assassin in Guardian of Lies, the most entertaining novel yet in the New York Times bestselling series. Steve Martini, #1 bestselling author of Shadow of Power, Double Tap, and other acclaimed Madriani thrillers, demonstrates once again why he’s one of the genre’s masters, along with John Grisham, David Baldacci, James Patterson, John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow.

8 The Attorney

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2000-01-10
Description :  <b>Paul Madriani takes on dual roles—defense attorney and sleuth—in this riveting legal thriller by the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Blood Flag</i> and <i>The Secret Partner</i>.</b><br /><br />“Legal thrillers don't get much better than this,”&#xa0;wrote <i>Publishers Weekly</i> in praise of <i>The Judge</i>.&#xa0;<i>Kirkus Reviews</i> hailed <i>Undue Influence</i> as “the courtroom novel of the year.” Now Martini delivers one of Paul Madriani’s most challenging cases in <i>The Attorney</i>: where a drug-addicted mother is pitted against her daughter’s newly rich grandfather in a contentious custody case that leads to criminal accusations—and ultimately murder...

9 Undue Influence

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1994-07-06
Description :  Defense attorney Paul Madriani is mired in a complex web of intrigue and murder when the sister of his late wife, embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her former husband, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-husband and his new young wife.

10 The Second Man

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2015-04-14
Description :  Navy SEALs are the military's elite—highly trained, deadly, and sworn to secrecy about the details of their dangerous and confidential missions. So when one of the men goes public about a high-profile assassination abroad, all of his comrades are thrown into peril.<br /><br />In this riveting novella, attorney Paul Madriani comes to the aid of a Navy SEAL who is pursued by his own government and facing possible prosecution for disclosures he says were made by others. When the soldier disappears, Paul finds himself ensnared in a deadly game of intrigue that forces him to track the man down before it is too late.

11 Shadow of Power

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-13
Description :  The Supreme Court is one of our most sacred—and secretive—public institutions. But sometimes secrets can lead to cover-ups with very deadly consequences.<br /><br />Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution—and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's—that threatens to divide the nation.<br /><br />Then, during a publicity tour, Scarborough is brutally murdered in a San Diego hotel room, and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes that there is much more to the case and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance.<br /><br />As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, race to find the missing Jefferson letter—and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a high court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the highest court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.

12 The Arraignment

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2003-01-06
Description :  <b>In this gripping <i>New York Time</i>s bestseller, a double murder leads lawyer Paul Madriani into a web of international intrigue and conspiracy.</b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> The verdict on <i>The Jury</i> was unanimous. Larry King in <i>USA Today</i> called it “a cracklin’ good read” and <i>Publishers Weekly</i> proclaimed it as “one of Martini’s best novels to date.” Now, <i>The Arraignment</i> takes Madriani into uncharted territory—into the minds of men whose murderous greed knows no bounds...and onto the front lines of the South American drug war.

13 The Jury

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-06-25
Description :  <b>The Attorney</b>, which marked the return of Steve Martini's lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, was hailed for its "well-observed courtroom maneuverings" (<b>The Christian Science Monitor</b>) and "crisp dialogue and tart observations" (<b>Publishers Weekly</b>). Now Martini delivers the most daunting capital case of Madriani's career.<br /><br />Paul Madriani has ample reason to suspect he's representing a guilty man. Dr. David Crone, a respected medical researcher and principal in mapping the human genome, is charged with the murder of a young colleague: twenty-six-year-old Kalista Jordan, an African-American research physician whose body washed up on a beach in San Diego Bay. Forensic evidence links her murder with material in Crone's garage. Crone had both opportunity and motive: Kalista had recently ended their affair, and may have been deserting him professionally as well, moving on to a rival genetic research facility. However, when a key witness for the prosecution dies unexpectedly, leaving an incriminating note behind, Crone's innocence seems confirmed-until Madriani hits upon a potentially damning loose end.

14 The Judge

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  1996-01-03
Description :  When Judge Armando Acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis. <br /><br />And when the policewoman who snared Acosta is brutally murdered, Madriani wonders if the judge is also the executioner.<br /><br />The most explosive thriller yet by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Steve Martini -- <b>The Judge</b>.

15 Double Tap

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2005-07-26
Description :  Now Madriani is faced with daunting ballistics evidence: a so-called "double tap"-two bullet wounds tightly grouped in the victim's head, shots that could have been made only by a crack marksman. Paul's client, Emiliano Ruiz, is an enigma—a career soldier who refuses to discuss his past though it is clear that he is a battle-tested pro. Ruiz is accused of killing a beautiful businesswoman and guru of a high-tech software empire catering to the military. A key to the case: the murder weapon is one used solely in special operations, where the "double tap" has become the signature of the most skilled assassins.<br /><br />Ruiz is sitting on secrets-there's a seven-year gap on his military résumé, for which Madriani can find no details. And, more troubling, he discovers that the victim and her company were involved in a controversial government computer program designed to combat terrorists. Madriani finds himself in a deadly legal quagmire—with a client who is unwilling to cooperate and prosecutors who stonewall his every question about the victim's shadowy business and his client's past. Finding justice, and the unvarnished truth, has never been so elusive—or so dangerous.

16 Critical Mass

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1998-09-21
Description :  Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter life in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Joss has no significant clients other than a group of commercial fisherman suffering from a strange and serious illness, a condition that doctors cannot diagnose, and which Joss believes has an industrial cause. Then into her office comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled client in search of a lawyer to help him set up a business in the islands. Within days Belden is subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. Less than an hour after testifying, and before Joss can discover what happened in the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his float plane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission expert and a scholar in residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. One of his duties is to update the Center's database, an extensive catalog listing fissionable materials and weapons of mass destruction. Gideon is troubled by the apparent failure to account for two small tactical nuclear devices missing from a storage facility in the former Soviet Union.The two weapons were last seen in packing crates, to be shipped to an American company called Belden Electronics. Gideon has been unable to locate this firm, and now he is left with only one possible lead, the lawyer who incorporated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with tension and suspense, <b>Critical Mass</b> is <b>Steve Martini</b> at his electrifying best. It is the story of what can happen in a world where private hate and public apathy combine to uncork the sleeping but deadly genie of nuclear terror.

17 Surfing the Panther

Author : Steve Martini & Linda Fairstein
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2015-01-06
Description :  In this short story from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling thriller anthology <i>FaceOff</i>, Linda Fairstein and Steve Martini—along with their popular series characters Alex Cooper and Paul Madriani—team up for the first time ever.<br /><br />Paired together on a legal conference panel, Assistant Manhattan D.A. Alexandra Cooper and Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Paul Madriani butt heads over a hypothetical case. But Madriani—currently representing a defendant in the suspected murder of an L.A.-area madam—runs afoul of Coop within minutes over the issue of empathy for the victim, real or hypothetical. Still, after the panel there are no hard feelings and the two colleagues plan to enjoy a drink at one of Coop’s favorite New York City watering holes—that is, until they are approached by an audience member claiming to know something about Madriani’s real-life case that will exonerate his client.<br /><br />Cooper and Madriani’s meeting with the source will lead them into the thick of a global conspiracy that reaches to the highest echelons of power—and ultimately, justice will be done.<br /><br />For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in <i>FaceOff</i>!

18 The List

Author : Steve Martini
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  1997-02-10
Description :  A bold and successful scheme to outwit the biggest players in publishing and film animates this novel by the bestselling author of <b>The Judge</b>--a suspenseful thriller in which the price of fame becomes terror.<i>Gable Cooper</i> has penned a novel to kill for. Six million dollars in book and film rights are looming just off the table for this unknown author. But there is a problem: Gable Cooper doesn't exist.<i>Abby Chandlis</i> is an attorney turned novelist and the creator of Gable Cooper. In an age when glamour, not grammar, is often the secret to selling books, Abby has an intriguing plan to keep her writing career alive: find a charismatic male face to pose as the phantom author for the knock-dead thriller she has written.<i>Jack Jermaine</i> is a man with dangerous good looks and a shadowy past. Trained by the military to kill, his obsession is to pen a blockbuster book. He has a trunk filled with rejected manuscripts and a gnawing problem that has turned him bitter: Jack can't write.Desperate to find a man to play the role of Gable Cooper, Abby is about to give up when Jack forces his way into her life. Reluctantly she is convinced that Jack's humor and looks will clinch success for her novel. She uses her legal wits and makes a deal with the devil. Jack becomes Gable Cooper.When Jack is propelled into the orbit of celebrity, Abby finds herself at once seduced and trapped by her own creation. Success turns to terror. The story careens from the Pacific Northwest to New York City and finally through the islands of the Caribbean as Abby races for her life to the one person she can trust--the one person who can prove to the world that she wrote the novel, and put an end to the nightmare that was once her dream, the dream of making <b>The List.</b>



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