Steve Martini
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Steve Martini

Steve Martini was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, he holds a law degree from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.

Martini's first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues. In 1974 he entered private law practice in California, where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his legal career, he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer.

In 1984 Martini turned his talents to fiction, quickly earning positions on bestseller lists. All but his first book spent time on the New York Times Bestsellers list. To date, he has authored twelve novels, including eight featuring his popular lawyer alter ego, Paul Madriani.
In 1996 Undue Influence aired as a four-hour miniseries on CBS, followed by The Judge on NBC in 2001.

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Best Sellers

    • FaceOff

    • By: David Baldacci (editor)
    • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Jeremy Bobb, Dennis Boutsikaris, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 310
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 275

    This one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most -eloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide! ....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fusion and introduction of characters

    • By Sandra S. Mafnas on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Compelling Evidence

    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Paul Madriani was once a promising associate with the prestigious Potter, Skarpellos law firm, cofounded by his mentor, Ben Potter....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling Evidence

    • By Jesse on 01-27-04

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Arraignment

    • Paul Madriani, Book 7
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Martini crafts yet another legal nail-biter featuring perennial favorite attorney Paul Madriani....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ahhhh Nick!

    • By Phillip R. Dawalt Jr. on 06-02-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Jury

    • Paul Madriani, Book 6
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Paul Madriani has ample reason to suspect he's representing a guilty man....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Jury - excellent

    • By D. Berks on 10-07-15

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Guardian of Lies

    • A Paul Madriani Novel
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    Paul Madriani faces his most challenging - and most urgent - case yet, a breathless story that combines fact and fiction and will hold listeners captive until its final, explosive conclusion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Guardian of Lies

    • By Sharon in Surrey on 10-13-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Blood Flag

    • A Paul Madriani Novel
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 223

    Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A most perilous case

    • By Jean on 06-11-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Attorney

    • Paul Madriani, Book 5
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    Martini delivers Paul Madriani's most challenging case yet....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Courtroom Drama

    • By NOKWISA on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Shadow of Power

    • A Paul Madriani Novel
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Courtroom Drama

    • By NOKWISA on 04-15-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Enemy Inside

    • A Paul Madriani Novel
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 338

    One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna, is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where is the Legal Thriller??

    • By L. O. Pardue on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Trader of Secrets

    • A Paul Madriani Novel
    • By: Steve Martini
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Defense attorney Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced ....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not up to par

    • By Benjamin on 06-01-12

    Regular price: $28.51

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