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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,322 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Chris Meloni Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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Paul Madriani is back!

Having moved to San Diego to be closer to the woman in his life, Madriani takes on the case of Jonah Hale, an elderly man in dire straits. Because of the longtime drug addiction of their only child, Jessica, Jonah and his wife have been raising their eight-year-old granddaughter, Amanda. After Jonah wins a multi-million dollar state lottery, Jessica revives her interest in mothering. When Jonah won't deal - maternal rights for a megabucks payoff - Jessica pulls out all the stops.

Enter Zolonda Suade, a flamboyant feminist activist with a talent for making children and their victimized mothers disappear. When the next move turns deadly, Madriani finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and high-stakes action, in and out of the courtroom.

Rich with characters drawn from today's headlines, driven by motives both obvious and subtle, The Attorney marks the much-anticipated return of Paul Madriani. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 2/14/2014

    " I get a little tired of the courtroom scenes but other than that, I love Steve Martini because he makes you burst out laughing in the middle of a bloody morgue scene. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Narainbalaji | 2/9/2014

    " The plot build up was excellent, but the climax messed it all up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/25/2014

    " A nice little twist at the end wrapped up a standard courtroom drama with some interesting international intrigue. One quibble...the author spent pages and pages and pages on one conversation between the prosecutor and a witness, but months passed with a few words. A little confusing. And the narrator of this one was annoying. All of the "bad" characters had whiny intonations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/19/2014

    " This is a great murder mystery that keeps you intrigued right up to the end with a twist....great, couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 1/17/2014

    " Unfortunately I am reading these out of order. Good, solid courtroom stuff with some adventure/thriller, depending on which book in the series you are reading. And, it takes place in San Diego now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerwin Jn | 1/15/2014

    " an appropriate heir to Grisham "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/15/2014

    " Attorney Paul Madriani moves to San Diego to be closer to child advocate Susan McKay. He's barely in town, when a man comes to him with a case; find his missing granddaughter. Paul will be dragged into a case that will shake his very foundations.I enjoyed the story, however it did drag in places I thought. I give the book a B+! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 1/14/2014

    " A good attorney tale with an interesting ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed Firoved | 1/7/2014

    " Fast paced. Set in San Diego. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/7/2014

    " Definitely a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 12/29/2013

    " well, it was interesting enough at first, before it got a little far fetched to say the least. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Will | 12/17/2013

    " a bit too long "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 12/16/2013

    " Not terrible, but most definitely not as good as the other Steve Martini I'd read -- Shadow of Power. I liked the procedural stuff more than the thriller-y parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Galaske | 12/8/2013

    " The trial was a bit dry and lengthy, but there's quite a twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat Young | 11/20/2013

    " i might actually be done with fluff. this book - thriller - plodded along nicely, and then everything got conveniently resolved in like 2 pages. i wasn't expecting much, but seriously. things were just too neat and tidy at the end. time for something with a little more substance for me i guess. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 10/27/2013

    " Very enjoyable book - fast paced and as always with Martini, the ending is a surprise wrap-up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benedetta | 8/16/2013

    " Another good beach/late night read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 7/1/2013

    " Always enjoy Steve Martini's books and this was no exception. The story centers on a custodial battle between a mother and the child's grandparents. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 2/15/2013

    " I could not put this book down. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helene | 1/22/2013

    " the thing I like best about Martini's Madriana books is that just when you think the book is finished, he adds some spectacular little twist in the last two - three pages. the twist in this book is really out of the blue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Junker | 10/11/2012

    " This is the fourth book about the lawyer Madriani that I've read and I just love how real the characters seem. They have very human attitudes and problems and feelings. The courtroom scenes seem extremely realistic, and the stories keep me up late! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 5/26/2012

    " The author makes some nice changes (venue, type of story) to keep the series fresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy McClanahan | 5/17/2012

    " This would have been 3 stars but the surprise ending bumped it up to a 3.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/28/2012

    " Another great mystery with an unexpected outcome. It was a real page turner toward the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 12/28/2011

    " Good courtroom drama as lawyer must defend a man accused of killing a zealot who has accused him of child abuse. There is a surprise ending that is wrapped up very quickly. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christel | 10/29/2011

    " Love courtroom dramas:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dara S. | 10/24/2011

    " I enjoyed the trial scenes and how this all pulled together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Narainbalaji | 4/28/2011

    " The plot build up was excellent, but the climax messed it all up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 1/31/2011

    " Very enjoyable book - fast paced and as always with Martini, the ending is a surprise wrap-up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 1/21/2011

    " This would have been 3 stars but the surprise ending bumped it up to a 3.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pa | 12/20/2010

    " A reasonably good crime/courtroom drama. One of several books by this author dealing with the fictional defense lawyer, Paul Madriani. This is one of the earlier novels in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/23/2010

    " This is a great murder mystery that keeps you intrigued right up to the end with a twist....great, couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 1/9/2010

    " Always enjoy Steve Martini's books and this was no exception. The story centers on a custodial battle between a mother and the child's grandparents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 9/21/2009

    " Somewhat unsettling story of a kidnapping that ended in Mexico. I guess I have a hard time with stories that involve people who are willing to lie and deceive others to reach the ends they desire. I still have a hard time with Martini's 1st person writing style, too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/7/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Paul Madriani; Lawyer tries to help man reclaim his granddaughter from druggie daughter, then defends him for murder.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 6/25/2009

    " So, so....lots of trial stuff, surprise ending which was good...fun read. "

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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

Chris Meloni is an American narrator and actor with numerous roles in both television and film. He is best known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. He graduated in 1983 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he first studied acting, after which he went to New York and continued his studies at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse and the Center for the Media Arts. His Law & Order role brought him two nominations for a PRISM Award in 2004 and 2008 as well as a nomination in 2006 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. In 2012, he returned to HBO as the vampire Roman on True Blood. He lives in New Canaan, Connecticut.