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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,373 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paul Madriani Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780061902291
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Defense attorney Paul Madriani gets 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 one of the most entertaining novels yet in this New York Times bestselling series.

Together with his partner, Harry Hinds, Madriani must piece together the threads of a decades-old conspiracy involving priceless gold coins, an aging American spy, a disaffected Russian soldier, and a forgotten weapon from the days of JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis. As the separate strands of the story come together, Madriani finds information that will ultimately lead him to the one person who holds the key to it all: a man some call "The Guardian of Lies".

In this fascinating thriller from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini, Paul Madriani faces his most challenging—and most urgent—case yet, a breathless story that combines fact and fiction and will hold readers captive until its final, explosive conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “George Guidall effortlessly portrays a variety of characters and delivers Spanish and Russian accents as he weaves together the threads of the story. His calm tone and measured pace help build tension, and he delivers the dramatic and emotional passages equally well. Listeners will find it difficult to turn this off once they start.”  

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margie | 2/16/2014

    " Listened to this on a Playaway. I found some of the details the author gave to be excruciatingly minute and I was bored. I probably would've liked it better if I read it rather than listened to it, because I could skim through the boring parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cleo | 1/20/2014

    " Hmm - I have like Steve Martini previously - actually the book is good suspence - it just is that terrorist thmes don't appeal to me much right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/13/2014

    " Enjoyable characters and plot. I have liked all of the Paul Madriani stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sskous | 1/2/2014

    " this rating is based on the books escapist value of the story and the decent writing. read it on vacation in costa rica by the pool. very nice. good stories; characters I liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Robichaux | 12/27/2013

    " This is one of Martini's books about lawyer Paul Madriani. I have read three of them and it's better if you read them in a row in the right order--but this is #10. I read #11 and #12 as well. I am going to read all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney Johnson | 10/16/2013

    " Corona Del Mar is saved from nuclear annihilation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Payal | 9/15/2013

    " Fast read. Kept me entertained. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Cornelius | 7/10/2013

    " Very entertaining book. A real page-turner! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruceschneider21 | 3/18/2013

    " Although this Paul Madriani story was way out of the ordinary, it was my favorite. The reader gets to see the complex thinking and working of Paul in the field not the court room. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mhd | 2/10/2013

    " Nothing to keep my attention in the first 70 pages, so I skipped to the end. The sobering 'Author's Note's on drug cartels, nuclear warheads & Cuba, and Kennedy almost made me go back and try to finish the book. Maybe if some of that history had been in the beginning.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 1/30/2013

    " Fabulous story of intrigue, suspense and terrorism. 10 of 10 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Nowell | 1/19/2013

    " Kept me up nights reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yve | 9/30/2012

    " It was very well written and exciting from start to finish. A lot of storylines going on at once, but the author ties them all nicely together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 6/24/2012

    " one of martini's best "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Crablady79 | 4/24/2012

    " THIS IS NOT A VERY EXCITING BOOK. THE STORY JUST SEEMS TO DRAG ON. MR MARTINI'S OTHER BOOK WAS BETTER. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mahesh Sahasranaman | 3/18/2012

    " Good Read? Nice plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 1/3/2012

    " A good and interesting read, but also a bit scary. It follows the possibility of a nuclear bomb going off in San Diego, and how it was attempted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 6/30/2011

    " Full of action, this book is a 'don't want to put down' one. I always enjoy his Paul Madriani character and in this book he is in more trouble than usual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 4/22/2011

    " 3.5 I've liked the Madriani books before but this one had too much of a spy/cold war plot for my taste. Got quite engrossed in it however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 2/17/2011

    " Pretty good. Too bad my favorite character died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judi | 2/11/2011

    " A gripping story, but more violence than I like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/26/2011

    " Nothing special; I enjoyed Martini's earlier works but don't find the later ones as engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murray Johnson | 8/31/2010

    " A very entertaining read that had me turning the pages and caring about the characters. I will read the follow up book since it has the same hired killer with the terrible nickname. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomi | 4/5/2010

    " If you want a thriller that scares the heck out of you, this is it, at least it did me. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/24/2010

    " Very scary--I had to keep reminding myself that it was only fiction. I learned about the Cuban missile crisis and atomic bombs, an interesting slant on that history and then "where are they today?" "

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