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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (721 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Martini Narrator: Dan Woren Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Paul Madriani Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780062072573
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Defense attorney Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced—one that involves an angry killer who will stop at nothing short of vengeance and two missing NASA scientists who are holding secrets that a hostile government desperately wants to purchase—in blood if they must.

Madriani’s daughter, Sarah, has evaded the man known as Liquida and is being kept under armed guard for her own safety. But one morning Sarah slips her ring of protection. What she doesn’t know is that her assailant is at this very moment waiting patiently outside in the dark. At the same time, in California, two men in a parked car argue over millions in cash that could be slipping through their fingers and a scheme involving government technology-for-sale that could rock the world.

Paul Madriani, his companion Joselyn Cole, and his long-time law partner Harry Hinds track Liquida, not knowing that their quest will carry them deep into the vortex of international terror. It is a journey that will lead them toward a bizarre and cruel twist of nature—and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Madriani and his party race against time to find Liquida and the scientist who is the “trader of secrets” before he can unleash the weapon that can set the world ablaze.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Martini offers plenty of near misses and a few surprises…Those who have followed the Muerte Liquida story arc over the past two books will be most satisfied.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The dialogue is snappy yet believable, and the relationships between Madriani and Hinds and between Madriani and Cole are deep and meaningful without being sentimental. Fans of globe-trotting legal thrillers will find Martini’s suspenseful, high-stakes, high-octane adventure to be a page-turning must-read.”  

    Booklist

  • “Dan Woren has a rich voice and fine acting skills. He uses tonal differences to make each character readily recognizable.”   

    AudioFile

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/20/2014

    " LOts of action for Paul and Harry and Herman Diggs, PI; international intrigue; FBI, CIA,Mexico, Murder, etc.; no courtrooms! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 2/4/2014

    " This is the sequel to 'The Rule of Nine'. I liked this story, it was fast paced and interesting having Herman Diggs, Sarah, Harry, Joselyn, & Paul Madriani all involved and it was hard to put down. Now, hopefully Madriani can get back in the court room where he belongs. Madriani is a lawyer not a spy or terrorist tracker. Steve Martini writes great court room drama and I like that better than the far out tales of improbable events. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kenhill | 2/3/2014

    " Read 1/3, quit !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 1/31/2014

    " Good continuation of Martini's exciting "Liquida" series! Saying anything more would spoil the ending ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/16/2014

    " Liked it OK, but not enough to be immediately hooked on the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 1/9/2014

    " Fast, page turner. A great pool book. I am not sure how a law firm ended up chasing murderers across the globe for about 3 books...but it works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 1/8/2014

    " Probably the previous book explained why Paul, Harry, and Herman were seeking out the assassin named Liquida. At any rate, their business is in financial straits as they chase him around numerous countries, while Paul's daughter Sarah, now grown with a memorable dog, gets to sit around in a safe house, first taking care of Herman, who almost died at the hands of Liquid. Oh, Paul's squeeze, Joselyn Cole also joins the team. It is somewhat exciting, but even in a suspense tale, the good guys ALMS always survive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula Adams | 12/31/2013

    " Started a bit on the slow side. It's neat to read about places you have been to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/29/2013

    " Read this book on the way home from Betsy's. Good spy stuff. Didn't realize it was the 12th in this series. I'll have to go back and see which books I've read of Mr. Martini's. Lots of action and intrigue and some good story lines that kept it moving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/24/2013

    " It's an easy read, but the plot is terrible ... lots of really, really, really dumb twists ... 4 hours of my life are gone, and I want them back! I'm surprised that the book has any good ratings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcia | 12/22/2013

    " This is a fast-paced novel that spans three continents. The premise of the book sounds like something from Star Trek, but believable because so many of the ideas in sci-fi are now possible. The action is fast, but bringing a young girl and a dog to the final,inevitable knife fight is not credible. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randy | 12/11/2013

    " Well, as an author of decent law books, Martini is pretty good. Like Baldacci however, when he strays into action adventure, he pretty much reduces himself to being a B author. A wild yarn populated by unlikely heroes and its not even an interesting way to while away a holiday Sunday. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 12/9/2013

    " A good finish to the trilogy. DO NOT read this book if you have not read Guardian of Lies or Rule of Nine . Now hopefully the author gets back to courtroom dramas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Wright | 11/25/2013

    " Part of an ongoing series. I liked this one because it ended. So there was a bit of question in the beginning what was happening, but it was an enjoyable book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Soma | 9/14/2013

    " The early Paul Madriani books were stellar. The last few not so much. I'm longing for a good ol' courtroom thriller that puts John Grisham to shame, like The Judge, Undue Influence, and Double Tap. No more espionage please. Paul is a lawyer, not a spy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 3/29/2013

    " more badness from Liquida "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 1/23/2013

    " I always enjoy Steve Martini's writing and this book was no exception. Easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Ruggiero | 9/16/2012

    " It was a fast read and I like it very much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Opa | 6/22/2012

    " This book was a little far reaching but interesting and fun. It would have received 5 stars if Martini would learn to use a larger vocabulary to express emotion other than f-words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meagan | 6/13/2012

    " Took a while to get into this book...Probably shouldn't have started on book #12 in the series, but it was $1.00 at half price books. Oh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Celeste | 4/22/2012

    " Good plot and well-paced action. You have to suspend your disbelief more than usual in this book that includes the ultimate small world experience for its scenes. Dialog between characters is stiff and I wanted to skip it often. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merry Lee | 3/1/2012

    " I love Steve Martini's writing and especially his particularly snide characters. They show off best in smaller plots - not this kind of world domination. So, even thought this was good, it wasn't as much fun to read as Madriani's run ins with local colorful characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 10/17/2011

    " Another saving the world from the "bad guys". But I do like these thrillers. "

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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

Dan Woren is an American voice actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has worked extensively in animation, video games, and feature films. He is best known for his many roles in anime productions such as Bleach and as the voice of Sub-Zero in the video game Mortal Kombat.