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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Erik Bergmann Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paul Madriani Series Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9780062340689
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Steve Martini has crafted yet another legal nail-biter in The Arraignment, featuring perennial favorite Paul Madriani.

After a lawyer-friend is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, attorney Paul Madriani takes on another client he believes is involved at the edges of the double murder. He takes the case not to defend the man but to find out who killed his friend and why. Paul is tortured by questions of conflict, his duty to a client who may have killed his friend, and the need to know the truth, wondering whether he himself had been marked for death only to have a friend die in his place. Paul finds himself with a window into places he never wanted to go, drawn into a vortex of crime that spans the Americas.

As he searches for the killer, Paul rides the crest of a dangerous wave involving international drug deals and the people who murder for money. Suddenly he realizes it is not heroin or cocaine that resulted in the murder of his friend but a priceless piece of pre-Columbian art, something so dazzling in the information it holds as to be one of the treasures of the ages.

In a quest that takes Paul from California to Mexico and the Guatemalan border, he discovers that while the motive to kill may be driven by distant, exotic, and ancient artifacts, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sheer vigor of Martini’s prose, his densely inventive plotting, and his sharply drawn characters carry you happily, tensely along. The book’s action scenes…are told in fresh, vivid prose that unfolds with hypnotic clarity. And the denouement is great fun…[Martini is] still one of the best legal/adventure thriller writers going.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Martini’s seventh series entry starring San Diego attorney Paul Madriani is one of his finest. It not only showcases Madriani as a man of maturing wisdom but also as one who hasn’t lost too much youthful vigor…Martini shows a deepening talent for character and description, which should put this popular series on continued solid footing for the future.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Martini’s best Paul Madriani novel to date…Martini further develops Paul into a thoughtful, full-bodied character. A top-notch entry in a popular series.”

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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

Erik Bergmann is the narrator of the Area 51 and Justice League audiobook series, as well as the voice of Fred on the companion audiobook for the Warner Bros. feature film Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. He has also dabbled in television, making appearances on Saturday Night Live and doing voice-over work for Random! Cartoons.