The Attorney, which marked the return
of Steve Martini’s lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, was hailed for its “well-observed
courtroom maneuverings” (Christian Science Monitor) and “crisp dialogue
and tart observations” (Publishers Weekly). Now Martini delivers the
most daunting capital case of Madriani’s career.
Madriani has ample reason to suspect he’s representing a guilty man. Dr. David
Crone, a respected medical researcher and principal in mapping the human genome,
is charged with the murder of a young colleague: twenty-six-year-old Kalista
Jordan, an African American research physician whose body washed up on a beach
in San Diego Bay. Forensic evidence links her murder with material in Crone’s
garage. Crone had both opportunity and motive: Kalista had recently ended their
affair and may have been deserting him professionally as well, moving on to a
rival genetic research facility. However, when a key witness for the
prosecution dies unexpectedly, leaving an incriminating note behind, Crone’s
innocence seems confirmed—until Madriani hits upon a potentially damning loose
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