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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,394 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Paul Madriani was once a promising associate with the prestigious Potter, Skarpellos law firm, cofounded by his mentor, Ben Potter. But after a scandalous affair with Ben's wife, Talia, Paul left the firm to begin a brilliant career as a criminal defense attorney. Ben's impeccable reputation has made him a leading candidate for the Supreme Court, until he is found dead on the eve of the nomination, and Talia becomes the prime suspect. As the evidence against her snowballs, Talia hires her former lover to defend her against the ruthless chief prosecutor, who wants to send her to the gas chamber. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodie | 2/12/2014

    " I couldn't get past the typos to finish this book. I don't feel it is right to sell an e-book with this many distracting typos. I'm sure you wouldn't see this in hard books sold in bookstores. I wish I could get a refund. So disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 2/11/2014

    " Another great Madriani trial story about the murder of a former mentor and implication of his wife. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 2/6/2014

    " WOW! Surprising ending! Liked the book, except for the author's annoying, prolific use of metaphors. Cheesh, they were distracting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Corrigan | 1/27/2014

    " I rather liked this book. Kept me guessing right up to the bitter end - didn't know if she did it or didn't do it. One of the better courtroom novels I've read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/23/2014

    " My favorite of the Paul Madriani novels. I didn't figure out who did it until I saw it on the page - that had never happened before! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 1/16/2014

    " Very good..had a nice twist at the end:) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby Fick | 1/15/2014

    " 69 pages in and I don't really care about the main character or how the murder investigation turns out. No reason to continue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 User3162 | 12/17/2013

    " If you haven't read any books in this series, start with this one. You are in for a treat! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 10/21/2013

    " For Martini the first was his best. I enjoyed the first person narrative of the defense lawyer's thought processes during the trail. Lots of plot twists and surprises make this a page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aries | 8/12/2013

    " Primo romanzo che abbia mai letto scritto da Martini. Avvincente e ben ritmato. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/27/2013

    " Steve Martini might give a few more details about the "naked" parts of life than I really need, but he writes a great mystery and is really good with clever description. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 3/27/2013

    " This book is not as good as the later books. I thought there was too much information about Paul's affair, too much detail that adds nothing to the book. The story is interesting, however the best parts are in the court room. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/23/2013

    " I feel bad reviewing this one poorly, because somehow the audio version I listened to was abridged. Anyway, I didn't care for the book, although it may have been due to the abridgment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kellie | 2/8/2013

    " Meh - it was okay. 1st offering from this author, and many reviews mention his later work is better. I like the premise - but too much legalese for those of us who are not attorneys... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 G | 12/28/2012

    " This is Mr. Martini at his best. A great coutroom drama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/6/2012

    " Good narrative, a lot of wry wit that left some chuckles, and an ending you don't really see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/3/2012

    " Excellent courtroom fiction. Very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 7/9/2012

    " I thought it took a while for my interest to really peak; by the end I was really longing to read it when I couldn't (like when at work or at church). The end resolution somewhat surprised me, but didn't disappoint me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom Collins | 2/28/2012

    " I always enjoy the court room genre but at times this one was not an effortless read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 12/24/2011

    " Good book. Not a great page turner. It a very surprising ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Junker | 10/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed the courtroom scenes. I've never watched a real trial, but reading about this one was almost like being there, although probably without a lot of the boredom. The characters all seemed very real to me - some I loved, some I didn't care for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 4/17/2011

    " It took about 75 pages and I was hooked big time. The story moved quickly with enough twists and villans to keep you on the edge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/28/2011

    " As all of Martini's books this one has a surprising ending that I didn't see coming! Almost 600 pages but I found I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 2/15/2011

    " Very good..had a nice twist at the end:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 1/18/2011

    " Very good. Good flow and kept me interested throughout. Mystery to the end. Love how Martini has defined the character, a confident,charming cockiness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 User3162 | 6/15/2010

    " If you haven't read any books in this series, start with this one. You are in for a treat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smalljr | 6/3/2010

    " Hard to get into at first, but that may have been my own distraction.
    Good ending...somewhat predictable. Enjoyed the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 10/12/2009

    " It took about 75 pages and I was hooked big time. The story moved quickly with enough twists and villans to keep you on the edge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 4/5/2009

    " Steve Martini might give a few more details about the "naked" parts of life than I really need, but he writes a great mystery and is really good with clever description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/27/2009

    " Excellent courtroom fiction. Very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/10/2008

    " For Martini the first was his best. I enjoyed the first person narrative of the defense lawyer's thought processes during the trail. Lots of plot twists and surprises make this a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helene | 2/27/2008

    " Another spectacular twist at the end of this book. this is one of his earliest books where he's developing his characters. Nice to see what happens to them in later books. "

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About the Author

Steve Martini was born in San Francisco and grew up in Southern California. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues. After obtaining his law degree, he appeared in state and federal courts; he also served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crime Program. His first novel, Compelling Evidence, was published in 1992 and became a bestseller. He has gone on to write a number of other books, including The Trader of Secrets, Guardian of Lies, The List, The Judge, and Prime Witness, among others. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.