Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it, he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution - and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's - that threatens to divide the nation.
Then, during a publicity tour, Scarborough is brutally murdered in a San Diego hotel room, and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes that there is much more to the case and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance.
As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, race to find the missing Jefferson letter - and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding - and the very reason Scarborough was killed.
Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a high court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the highest court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.
Crack another case Paul Madriani.
©2008 Paul Madriani, Inc.; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
Just when I thought I knew who did it, other characters and twists and turns kept me guessing tell the very end.
Loved the story, but, I'm sorry, this narrator was all wrong. He had a very elderly sounding voice (and a tad bit effeminate), which is all wrong if you've listened to previous books in this series.
Listen to the 1st 2 CD's and then skip to the last two. You'll have the whole story.
I have listened to it twice. It's an excellent yarn.
Not enouigh variation in tone between characters, which caused confusion at times as to which character was being represented.
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