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A Paul Madriani Novel Series

Steve Martini
From New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini comes a compelling legal thriller series featuring California attorney Paul Madriani, whose skills in the courtroom bring him even more trouble on the street.
Compelling Evidence by Steve Martini
The Arraignment by Steve Martini
Double Tap by Steve Martini

A Paul Madriani Novel Series : Titles in Order

Book 8
New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini takes legal thrillers to a new level in this Paul Madriani novel about a soldier’s secrets and a government’s lies…

A beautiful businesswoman, founder of a high-tech software company catering to the military, is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her a head—a “double tap,” the trademark of highly skilled assassins. Paul Madriani takes the case of the man accused of the crime: a career soldier who refuses to explain the mysterious gaps in his military résumé. Faced with an uncooperative client, Madriani begins a dangerous search for the truth—in the soldier’s shadowy past, in the victim’s deadly secrets… 
Book 7
In this gripping New York Times bestseller, a double murder leads lawyer Paul Madriani into a web of international intrigue and conspiracy.
 
The verdict on The Jury was unanimous. Larry King in USA Today called it “a cracklin’ good read” and Publishers Weekly proclaimed it as “one of Martini’s best novels to date.” Now, The Arraignment takes Madriani into uncharted territory—into the minds of men whose murderous greed knows no bounds…and onto the front lines of the South American drug war.
Book 6
The Attorney, which marked the return of Steve Martini’s lawyer-sleuth Paul Madriani, was hailed for its “well-observed courtroom maneuverings” (The Christian Science Monitor) and “crisp dialogue and tart observations” (Publishers Weekly). Now Martini delivers the most daunting capital case of Madriani’s career.

Paul 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 end.
Book 5
Paul Madriani takes on dual roles—defense attorney and sleuth—in this riveting legal thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of Blood Flag and The Secret Partner.

“Legal thrillers don’t get much better than this,” wrote Publishers Weekly in praise of The Judge. Kirkus Reviews hailed Undue Influence as “the courtroom novel of the year.” Now Martini delivers one of Paul Madriani’s most challenging cases in The Attorney: where a drug-addicted mother is pitted against her daughter’s newly rich grandfather in a contentious custody case that leads to criminal accusations—and ultimately murder…
Book 4
Lawyer Paul Madriani tackles another thrilling case in this explosive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.

When Judge Armando Acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis. And when the policewoman who snared Acosta is brutally murdered, Madriani wonders if the judge is also the executioner.
Book 3
Defense attorney Paul Madriani is mired in a complex web of intrigue and murder when the sister of his late wife, embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her former husband, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her ex-husband and his new young wife.
Book 2
A legal thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of the Paul Madriani series.
 
It started with a series of bizarre double murders. It led to the arrest of one prime suspect. And it sparked the most explosive trial in a lawyer’s career.
 
Paul Madriani knows that the man he’s persecuting is guilty. But one disturbing fact could destroy the case . . . He may not be the only killer.
Book 1
The first “engrossing”(Entertainment Weekly) legal thriller in the New York Times bestselling Paul Madriani series!
Defense attorney Paul Madriani was on the rise with the California law firm of Potter, Skarpellos—until a short-lived affair with Potter’s wife, Talia, cost him his job. A year later, when Talia is accused of Potter’s murder Paul is thrust back into the big time—and he soon uncovers secrets that may end his career…and his life.

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