Martini has crafted yet another legal nail-biter in The Arraignment,
featuring perennial favorite Paul Madriani.
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.
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.
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. Download and start listening now!