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
I have read several of Martini's books and like them all for different reasons. This one is great courtroom drama ,a good mystery, then add Geo. Guidall and what more can you ask for.?
Just when I thought I knew who did it, other characters and twists and turns kept me guessing tell the very end.
like more than one book about the same story like trilogies
a good start but then I was bored waiting for an ending that disaponted me
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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