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Guardian of Lies (Paul Madriani Series #10)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Twenty-six years old Costa Rican expatriate Katia Solaz lives with elderly disturbing Emerson Pike on an estate that is horrifically run down except for a high priced security fence. However, she has had enough of the States and decides to go home.-------

She leaves...
Twenty-six years old Costa Rican expatriate Katia Solaz lives with elderly disturbing Emerson Pike on an estate that is horrifically run down except for a high priced security fence. However, she has had enough of the States and decides to go home.-------

She leaves Pike's estate heading for the airport. Unbeknownst to her, just after she left, infamous assassin the Mexecutioner breaches Pike's security entering the house to kill any occupants. At about the same time Katia meets Southern California defense attorney Paul Madriani at a grocer. Soon all hell breaks loose as several outlawed groups plans to bring nukes into the United States.-----------

The latest Madriani thriller (see DOUBLE TAP and SHADOW OF POWER) is an over the top of Costa Rica's Mount Chirripo thriller that will still grip the reader even before the heroic attorney meets the Central American expatriate. The contrast between the couple is enlightening as he is a cynic seeing the evil people do while she is an innocent trusting those same people. Insight into the electronic age of wiretapping and surveillance enhances the action-packed story line as several groups and the Mexecutioner converge on Katia with Paul as her only protection.------------

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on May 18, 2009

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

SERIOUSLY DISAPPOINTING

If there were a cash for clunkers program for books, I'd be turning this one in right away. Clunky describes the plot, which takes us all over Southern California, Costa Rica, Columbia, and Northern Mexico. There is a collection of bad guys who in no reasonable world wo...
If there were a cash for clunkers program for books, I'd be turning this one in right away. Clunky describes the plot, which takes us all over Southern California, Costa Rica, Columbia, and Northern Mexico. There is a collection of bad guys who in no reasonable world would have ever teamed up together. The main characters are so thinly drawn that one cannot root for a single one of them. What starts as a courtroom drama ends up on the high seas with a Russian leftover from the cold war holding the keys to a nuclear bomb. Somehow an Arab terrorist gets together with a Mexican hitman and various cartel members to get this bomb up to the US border. Trailing along in the back of a U-Haul is our lawyer from San Diego. It seems that the federal government is too inept to discover this plot, leaving a motley crew to save us all. Frankly, I would rather have been blown up than suffer through much more of this.

posted by KenCady on August 5, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2010

    The ebook at 9.99 costs more than the paperback at 8.99

    The ebook should cost less than the paperback version.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    Gaping holes in plot

    Ridiculously huge holes in plot ruin what would only have been an ok read, providing you got the book for free and were looking to kill time. Way too contrived and far-fetched to be plausible. Steve would be better off sticking to courtroom drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2009

    Robert Ludlum You are Not

    Martini attempts to write a terrorist thriller using Madriani as a Robert Ludlum character. Unfortuneatly the story is uninteresting and too detailed. I kept reading the book out of respect for Martini but after 350 pages when I saw that this book did not end in a trial i threw it in the garbage. Attention to detail is interesting in a legal thriller but boring in an action novel. Martini should stick to what he knows.

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