The Arraignment

by Steve Martini | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 051513595x Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 4/4/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
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Defense attorney Paul Madriani tackles the most challenging case of his career -- the chilling murder of a friend on a crowded city street -- in this brilliantly suspenseful new novel in the bestselling series.

After a friend and fellow lawyer is killed along with his client in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in San Diego, attorney Paul Madriani takes on another client, who, he suspects, is involved in double murder. Madriani wants to know who killed his friend and why. He is torn by questions of conflict between his duty to a client who may be a killer and the need to know the truth. Madriani wonders whether he himself had been marked for death, only to have a friend die in his place.

Madriani is drawn into a vortex of crime that spans the Americas. Without realizing, he is suddenly riding the crest of a dangerous wave involving a family of wealthy international developers and people who murder for money. When the police focus on the wrong motive for the killings, thereby threatening to close the book on another unsolved crime, Madriani sets off on a deadly quest that takes him from California to the steaming jungles of Mexico and the ancient cultures of the Yucatán. There he discovers that while death may be driven by distant and exotic motives, the killer, like a serpent, lies much closer at hand.

Synopsis
Taut, high speed, and packing a trademark wallop of a plot twist at the end, this new Steve Martini novel leaves no doubts as to lawyer-hero Paul Madriani's supremacy among the legion of courthouse protagonists in contemporary fiction. Hard-hitting and intelligent, The Arraignment shows why Steve Martini remains the most popular and acclaimed practitioner of the form.

After a close lawyer friend is killed—along with a high-profile client—in a hail of gunfire outside the federal courthouse, Paul Madriani reluctantly takes on the surviving co-defendant's case. As Paul warily sorts through the evidence surrounding his friend's murder, The Arraignment steadily gathers momentum and guides us toward a shattering and wholly unpredictable climax.

Released 12 yrs ago (4/21/2007 UTC) at Downtown, Historic district. Specifics in journal in Charleston, South Carolina USA

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The Tavern, 120 East Bay Street - This location has a very mysterious looking flag hanging outside...and a very suspicious past. The book was left on top of the marker that describes The Tavern's past.

Released as part of the Bookcrossing Convention Reverse Scavenger Hunt - Somewhere Mysterious

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