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The Arraignment (Paul Madriani Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

"Lean, speedy and packing a wallop of a plot twist" was Publishers Weekly's verdict of Steve Martini's The Jury. Now Martini crafts yet another legal nail-biter featuring perennial favorite attorney Paul Madriani.

After a lawyer friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, Madriani takes on another client who he believes is involved at the edges of the double murder. He takes the case not to defend the man, but to find out who killed his friend and why. Madriani is tortured by questions of conflict, his duty to a client who may have killed his friend, and the need to know the truth, wondering whether he himself had been marked for death only to have a friend die in his place. Soon he is drawn into a vortex of crime that spans the Americas.

As he searches for the killer, Madriani rides the crest of a dangerous wave of international drug deals and people who murder for money. Suddenly he realizes it is not heroin or cocaine that resulted in the murder of his friend, but a priceless piece of pre-Columbian art-something so dazzling in the information it holds as to be one of the treasures of the ages.

In a quest that takes Madriani from California to Mexico and the Guatemalan border, he discovers that while the motive to kill may be driven by distant, exotic, and ancient artifacts, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand.

Review:

"Martini's best Paul Madriani novel to date....While Martini's strength has always been his courtroom scenes, he shows his versatility here by making various paper-pushing legal matters...seem intriguing and even exciting. Plus, in uncovering this sordid tale, which takes Paul from his home in San Diego to Mexico and Guatemala, Martini further develops Paul into a thoughtful, full-bodied character." Booklist

Synopsis:

When a lawyer friend is gunned down outside a federal courthouse, Madriani takes on a suspicious client to find out who killed his friend and why. As he searches for the killer, Madriani rides the crest of a dangerous wave of international drug deals and people who murder for money. In a quest that takes Madriani from California to Mexico and the Guatemalan border, he discovers that while the motive to kill may be driven by distant, exotic, and ancient artifacts, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand.

About the Author

Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399148781
Author:
Martini, Steve
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
California
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Legal stories
Subject:
Madriani, Paul (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Madriani, Paul
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Paul Madriani Novels
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
20030106
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.29x6.34x1.32 in. 1.52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 416 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780399148781 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Martini's best Paul Madriani novel to date....While Martini's strength has always been his courtroom scenes, he shows his versatility here by making various paper-pushing legal matters...seem intriguing and even exciting. Plus, in uncovering this sordid tale, which takes Paul from his home in San Diego to Mexico and Guatemala, Martini further develops Paul into a thoughtful, full-bodied character."
"Synopsis" by , When a lawyer friend is gunned down outside a federal courthouse, Madriani takes on a suspicious client to find out who killed his friend and why. As he searches for the killer, Madriani rides the crest of a dangerous wave of international drug deals and people who murder for money. In a quest that takes Madriani from California to Mexico and the Guatemalan border, he discovers that while the motive to kill may be driven by distant, exotic, and ancient artifacts, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand.
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