Synopses & Reviews
“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 whos hellbent on destroying the entire Supreme Court with one deadly stroke. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette loves Martinis “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.
Still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion at the naval base in Coronado, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani now finds hes been linked to the murder of a Washington, D.C., political staffer. Authorities believe the bloodthirsty assassin Liquida Muerteaka the Mexicutionermay be responsible, and that Madriani is the ultimate target of the killers twisted vengeance. But the danger pales before an even more terrible unfolding scenario. Evidence is mounting that the elusive maniac and a domestic terrorist who calls himself the Old Weatherman have joined forces, intending to strike at the very seat of the United States government, pulling the capital cityand the countryinto a vortex of terror . . . unless Paul Madriani and weapons control expert Joselyn Cole can somehow unravel the enigma of . . . THE RULE OF NINE.
Still reeling from the trauma of anear nuclear explosion at the navalbase in Coronado, San Diego defenseattorney Paul Madriani now findshes been linked to the murder of aWashington, D.C., political staffer.Authorities believe the bloodthirstyassassin Liquida Muerte—aka “theMexicutioner”—may be responsible,and that Madriani is the ultimatetarget of the killers twisted vengeance.But the danger pales before an even moreterrible unfolding scenario. Evidence is mountingthat the elusive maniac and a domestic terroristwho calls himself the Old Weatherman have joinedforces, intending to strike at the very seat of theUnited States government, pulling the capitalcity—and the country—into a vortex of terror . . .unless Paul Madriani and weapons control expertJoselyn Cole can somehow unravelthe enigma of . . . THE RULE OF NINE.
About the Author
Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Trader of Secrets, The Rule of Nine, Guardian of Lies, Shadow of Power, and others featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani. Martini has practiced law in California in both state and federal courts and has served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.