Books by John Martel

BILLY STROBE by John Martel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Not content to let a potentially fascinating character tell his story, Martel refuses to leave well enough alone and ends up with about one-third of a good legal thriller."
An overloaded legal thriller about a white collar criminal-turned-neophyte lawyer who tries to clear his dead father's name, get his best friend out of jail, and survive as a first-year lawyer. Read full book review >
THE ALTERNATE by John Martel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Martel would've written a masterpiece if only the fascinating questions he raises about the corruption bred by the adversarial system of criminal justice made for equally fascinating melodrama. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild selection; author tour)"
You've met the prosecutor from hell, the D.A. from hell, the judge, the client, the witness from hell. Read full book review >
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST by John Martel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Occasionally tense, but bombast and lawyerly histrionics can't compensate for the lack of a believable plot."
A convoluted and overlong second legal thriller from big-time, San Francisco-based trial lawyer Martel (Partners, 1988). Read full book review >