Search Results: "Angela Martini"


BOOK REVIEW

FIONA FINKELSTEIN, BIG-TIME BALLERINA!! by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Middle-grade girls who dream of dancing on stage in sparkling costumes will happily embrace Fiona and her adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fiona may live in Ordinary, Md., but her resemblance to her town's name ends there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARRAIGNMENT by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"Despite the crackerjack opening movement, Paul's first instinct was right: No thanks."
A highly suspect client takes San Diego attorney Paul Madriani (The Jury, 2001, etc.) farther from the courtroom than he's ever been—maybe a little too far. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACKS: RACING THE SUN by Sandro Martini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A sprawling, adrenaline-drenched story that will appeal even to readers who know next to nothing about auto racing."
In this fact-based historical novel, a journalist seeks to uncover the secrets of the men who dominated Grand Prix racing in Europe prior to the second world war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUDGE by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 1996

"Not as dense with surprises as Undue Influence (1994), but right up there with the rest of Martini's dependable output: a guaranteed rush for fans of courtroom drama. (Literary Guild main selection; Mystery Guild selection)"
Great news for California lawyer Paul Madriani: His nemesis, Judge Armando (``the Coconut'') Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDUE INFLUENCE by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1994

"The resulting thrust-and-parry assures virtually nonstop courtroom pyrotechnics— even the most innocuous testimony turns into a ballet of blindsiding and body blows—and leaves plenty of room for a dazzling climax. (Literary Guild main selection; authour tour)"
California attorney Paul Madriani is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE TAP by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2005

"Real-life fears of government snooping under the Patriot Act will probably send this case to the top of the charts, though it's far from Martini's best work."
Attempting to defend his latest client charged with murder, Paul Madriani (The Arraignment, 2002, etc.) is hamstrung by none other than the U.S. government. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMPELLING EVIDENCE by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Martini is no Scott Turow—his characters are thinner, his prose flabbier—but his legal intrigue will probably keep you up just as late. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for Spring)"
A year after he's fired from the California law firm of Potter, Skarpellos by Ben Potter, who's found out he's having an affair with Ben's wife Talia, corporate-turned-criminal lawyer Paul Madriani is asked to join Talia's defense—on a charge of murdering Ben on the eve of his nomination to the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRITICAL MASS by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"Any resemblance to books that haven't been made into movies is purely coincidental."
Courtroom specialist Martini, last seen reveling in the unlikely trials of ghostwriting (The List, 1997), tries his hand at a Tom Clancy premise: an errant Russian nuclear bomb in the hands of home-grown terrorists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ATTORNEY by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 2000

"As his long-suffering client attests, even lottery winners have their off days. (Literary Guild alternate selection; Mystery Guild main selection)"
The generic title is a tip-off that the latest case for San Diego lawyer Paul Madriani—an ugly child-custody battle that explodes in murder—is less than his finest hour. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD FLAG by Steve Martini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Martini holds serve with his 14th Paul Madriani thriller, in which Hitler's evil legacy continues to haunt survivors of World War II."
After World War II veteran Robert Brauer dies under mysterious circumstances, San Diego attorney Paul Madriani—hired to defend Brauer's daughter on charges of assisting a suicide—discovers the old man was not the only member of his former Army unit to meet with a suspicious end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JURY by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2001

"The outline for a much better novel is here: glamorous victim, well-connected defendant, bulldog prosecutor, resourceful defender, weighty issues. What a shame that everything that would make it memorable has been left blank, right down to the jury."
The San Diego power shortage must be affecting Paul Madriani: his latest high-profile legal suspenser is his weakest yet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIME WITNESS by Steve Martini
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 1993

"Good medium-grade beach fare."
Defense attorney Paul Madriani (Compelling Evidence, 1992) signs on for a brief stint in the Davenport, California, prosecutor's office—then finds himself condemned to try a high-profile serial killing. Read full book review >