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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,146 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:
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New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini returns, ensnaring defense attorney Paul Madriani in a web of terror and death being spun in the shadows of America’s most sacred and secretive institution—the Supreme Court.

A writer is savagely slain while on a publicity tour—a literary provocateur who craved headlines, but whose last book may have gone too far. His revelations about secret language buried in the US Constitution—and hints about an explosive missing letter of Thomas Jefferson’s—may be enough to cause an irreparable tear in the fabric of the nation … and perhaps drove a volatile youth to homicide. 

 But Paul Madriani thinks a troubled young man with dark connections has been chosen as a scapegoat to cover up something far deadlier that festers in America’s political heart. And in the wake of the strange disappearance of a Supreme Court judge, Madriani must survive long enough to find the devastating answers hidden in the shadow of power.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You’ll never guess where this twisting tale is really going—for the ending is a shocking piece of hard, unassailable logic put into motion by the mind of a very cold killer. I never saw it coming. Ingenious.”

    John Sandford, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Breathless, cross-cutting suspense.”

    Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Entertaining…Compelling courtroom scenes, which display a sophisticated knowledge of legal trench warfare.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The mix of racial tension and courtroom drama combines for a suspenseful thriller.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie | 2/20/2014

    " Reads just like a courtroom drama movie script. Fast paced, interesting subject. Supreme Court Justice, slaves, Founding Fathers, the Constitution, murder, suspense, etc. Slight criticism that everything is perfectly wrapped up in the last chapter but still happy that I read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 1/29/2014

    " It's a little slower and not really what I remember his books to be. Maybe it's been awhile since I read him but it's not blowing up my skirt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kay | 1/19/2014

    " Not the best Steve Martini book but I still think that reliably his lawyer type books are better than most John Grisham. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by User3162 | 1/19/2014

    " Very good! I forgot how much I enjoyed this series. I went to Powell's and bought the whole series as used pbooks. Screw Apple and the agency model. Publishers want to get greedy? They won't get any of my money! "

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