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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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In a period of five days, the rural college town of Davenport, California, has been rocked by two sets of brutal double murders. When another set of bodies is found, Paul Madriani, special prosecutor, must find the killer...and quickly. Physical and trace evidence lead to the arraignment of a college security guard on multiple charges of murder. But things begin to spin out of control when Madriani confronts Adrian Chambers, a defense attorney with a checkered past and a deep-seated desire for revenge against him.

Worse, while the evidence linking the suspect to the first four killings is solid, something is clearly different with the last two, and Madriani slowly begins to realize there is another killer in their midst. It is only during the trial - when he is fighting for both the conviction of one killer and the identity of another - that Madriani discovers shocking answers that go far deeper than anyone could have imagined.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/25/2014

    " Not my favorite reading. Terribly gory, kind of "slow," and very negative descriptions of characters. Amazing how my thinking processes worked as I observed this author being so negative w/his characters. Not something I really enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry Killen | 1/23/2014

    " Kept my interest. Surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom Dunn | 1/14/2014

    " Trained falcon nests in a "madrone". Q "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/8/2014

    " Prime Witness by Steve Martini (1994) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrea | 1/2/2014

    " in a desperate need for a crap read when my access to books is limited, this was appropriate. otherwise, it is a waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 12/1/2013

    " Good one. I did not see this ending coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 11/13/2013

    " Very good story, with a surprise ending. Never saw it coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolphe | 11/4/2013

    " Steve Martini offers another well-done Paul Madriani tale. This is my second in the series and it's comforting to know there are many more out there waiting to be read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 10/22/2013

    " It took me much longer to read this one as I would have liked, I just kept falling asleep reading it even though it was interesting! (And I figured out "who done it" before it was revealed!!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fei | 9/24/2013

    " I found it a bit too predictable - or maybe I just got used to reading other writers' brand of suspense/mystery? I don't know. This isn't quite the first time I've read a 'courtroom thriller', but it's the first time I've almost put down a book of this genre due to boredom. Sorry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viki | 9/18/2013

    " Another fast-paced rollercoaster ride of a book by Steve Martini. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 8/11/2013

    " Too much legal detailing. Good and unexpected ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Anderson | 1/13/2013

    " I love a mystery that surprises me at the end. I listened to it in the van so it took awhile, but it still got me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 1/6/2013

    " Paul Madriani is serving as district attorney trying a serial killer against former attorney Chambers that was discredited by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janiej78 | 11/14/2012

    " Wow, what a great book, sure kept me guessing all the way to the end. I do like this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Messmer | 10/4/2012

    " I generally like Steve Martini books, but this book was so NOT action packed and boring that it was a huge chore to get through it. The only saving grace was that I totally did not see the ending coming. And that was the only reason for two stars. It would have been one otherwise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 7/7/2012

    " If you like Steve Martini, especially his Paul Madriani character, you'll appreciate this book. Some parts were a little slow, but the end had a nice twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 1/4/2012

    " A good read..like the twist at the end:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe223 | 12/6/2011

    " I liked the humor of the main charactor. I might have given this book 4 stars had I read it without interuption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milette | 10/2/2011

    " This was my first Martini book and highly recommended by a friend. I found this book compelling and well written. Since then i tried to find every Paul Madriani book there is. A perfect read when its a weekend and youre alone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/8/2011

    " I thought I solved this one but am always shocked by the twist in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxine | 5/16/2011

    " Very tense thriller. Kept me in suspense throughout the entire book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nair | 4/5/2011

    " The book had its good points but it was kind of dragging a little. The action , courtroom drama associated with Grisham style thriller was kind of missing . Overall the plot was little far fetched with too many coincidences but in the end alls well that ends well :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Phillips | 2/19/2011

    " Murder mystery. Good story although there were times when I asked myself, "Where are these folks going in this investigation?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 2/18/2011

    " A good read..like the twist at the end:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 8/12/2010

    " I love a mystery that surprises me at the end. I listened to it in the van so it took awhile, but it still got me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxine | 6/25/2010

    " Very tense thriller. Kept me in suspense throughout the entire book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 3/1/2010

    " Trained falcon nests in a "madrone". Q "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phoebe223 | 12/11/2009

    " I liked the humor of the main charactor. I might have given this book 4 stars had I read it without interuption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/6/2009

    " Not my favorite reading. Terribly gory, kind of "slow," and very negative descriptions of characters. Amazing how my thinking processes worked as I observed this author being so negative w/his characters. Not something I really enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Viki | 9/27/2009

    " Another fast-paced rollercoaster ride of a book by Steve Martini. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 9/24/2009

    " It took me much longer to read this one as I would have liked, I just kept falling asleep reading it even though it was interesting! (And I figured out "who done it" before it was revealed!!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " Prime Witness by Steve Martini (1994) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 10/30/2007

    " If you like Steve Martini, especially his Paul Madriani character, you'll appreciate this book. Some parts were a little slow, but the end had a nice twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 10/26/2007

    " I thought I solved this one but am always shocked by the twist in the end. "

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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.