The Rule Of Nine (Paul Madriani #11)
Still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion at the naval base in Coronado, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani now finds he's been linked to the murder of a Washington, D.C., political staffer. Authorities believe the bloodthirsty assassin Liquida Muerte�aka "the Mexicutioner"�may be responsible, and that Madriani is the ultimate target of the killer's...more
Lawyer Paul Madriani is the main character in this novel with several other primaries, inc...more
To begin with it is more dependent upon Martini's last novel (Gaurdian of Lies) than I would have liked. While it is not necessary to have read that one (and for the record I did) much of the motivation of the key players is dependant on events from the earlier novel.
Additionally, some sloppy editing (the Supreme Court justi...more
Washington is in dissaray with unemployment and budget deficits. The government wants to generate revenue by taxing overseas bank accounts.
Senator Josh Root is highly concerned with how he and a number of his policical friends will explain the wealth they have accumulated in foreign banks. What if it came out that the money came from bribes and kick backs? In addition, Root's health has begun to d...more
One of my favorite aspects of the Madriani novels, was the first person point of vie...more
Don't read this one first. You have to read "Guardian of Lies" first; otherwise, this book won't make sense.
I did get some great quotes, which pretty much sums up our current government. Parties don't matter, it's what they are doing, how they are twisting the original intent. Such as page 49:
"... For a century and a half the gov't had sucked taxpayers dry (although income tax was created in the early 1900's, and implemented of...more
Suspense, yes, it is there. A good story that had me turning the pages. Easy to read and understand the latest tecnology used for
sabatoge but in the end every bad guy makes a mistake.
San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani is still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion he helped avert at the naval base in Coronado. I LOVE Del Coronado Island and San Diego is one of my favorite cities, so as the characters moved through the area I knew exactly where they were.
Paul is threatened by federal authorities to keep quiet about the close call in California. He meets Jocely...more
Every bit what we hoped it would be and more following NY Times bestseller Guardian Of Lies Steve Martini give...more
No one wants to make an enemy of Liquida Muerte aka “the Mexicutioner,” a hired assassin who takes great pleasure in dispatching hi...more
San Diego defense attorney Paul Madrani is still recovering from a near nuclear explosion in Coronado. He has been threatened to be quiet about the Coronado incident, scared for his life and his integrity he runs. He is being linked to a murder in Washington D.C, so a Mexican hit man known as the mexicutioner starts to track him, his employer, the Supreme Court, and his colleagues down. The book is mainly Paul trying to escape and the deep conspiracy that goes on as he uncovers new facts by a...more
The hero, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani, has evidently already thwarted a terrorist plot involving a nuclear weapon in a previous novel–I guess I read this book out of sequence, beca...more
Oh, but she has "silken skin" and all that. I really disliked her and was disappointed in the ending with regard to her character.
The book ends, the story does not. If ev...more
I really liked this book and liked "Guardian of Lies". Sex is involved but the reader isn't a fly on the wall. My imagination is good enough; I don't need or want a graphic depiction. The book is suspenseful and there were enough plot twists to keep me going. I have always liked Mr. M...more