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Guardian of Lies (Paul Madriani Series #10)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A winner

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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  • Posted May 22, 2010

    Super Great Read

    One of Martini's Best!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2009

    A great summer read that is sophisticated and plausible.

    This legal thriller includes espionage in Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico.
    Martini has a strong legal background and his books are well-researched and legally sophisticated. There is enough truth in this book to make you wonder if it might really happen. It is also a wonderful summer read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2009

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    A winner

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Guardian of Lies by Steve Martini

    I got this book as an e-book and enjoyed it very much. I have read most of Mr Martini's novels and this is the latest and the one I enjoyed most. He has written this novel in a well researched and a very believable fiction novel, based on a subject that took place during the 60's Cuban Crices.
    I would highly recommend this novel for anyone that likes suspenseful novels.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    ONE OF HIS BEST

    This is Steve Martini,a great fiction writer,
    at his best. I've read all the Paul Madriani series
    and enjoyed them but this was really a great novel,
    probably his best. It is entertaining and believable
    and will make you think about the past and the future.
    Well worth the cost of a hard cover book.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

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    Best in class as far as legal thrillers are concerned.

    Martini is always a good read. His books are well written and interesting. I care about his characters. I'm always happy to pass one of Martini's books to my friends - and snap them up as soon as they hit the store. This story was a little slower a read for me than usual, but I liked it anyway.

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  • Posted September 5, 2009

    guardial of lies

    Very good story but the story twists and it is sometimes hard to just pick up and read with out reflecting back. I enjoy this writer and I thought the book was very enjoyable.

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