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The Jury (Paul Madriani Series #6)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Another hit for Steve Martini

    Having read all of Steve Martini's novels, I can say that 'The Jury' is right there with the best of them. It's well thought out; has great characters; and it was only a few pages from the end when I was able to untie Martini's suspenseful knot. Of course, after I finished this satisfying story, I realized that all the clues were there!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001

    ANOTHER MARTINI WITH A TWIST

    Looking for a legal thriller with an appealing protagonist, clever plot line, and never-would-have-gueesed-it ending? Pick up the latest Steve Martini, 'The Jury.' Add the voice of John Slattery to carry you along on this exciting tale, and you have five hours of pure enjoyment. The character of Paul Madriani is reprised to defend Dr. David Crone, an honored genetic researcher who's accused of murdering a young African-American research physician who had filed sexual harassment charges against the older man. Kalista Jordan's mutilated body was washed ashore on a nearby bay. Crone's research, which was shrouded in secrecy, involved genetic racial profiling. He and his colleagues are less than helpful in providing a defense for the doctor. So once again attorney Madriani takes to sleuthing. When a key witness turns up dead the case takes a dramatic turn. But then, Martini knows how to spin, twist, and tie up in one heckuva surprising finish. It's another Martini with a twist.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    Martini Delivers a Pulsating Legal Drama

    The courtroom scenes depicted in Steve Martini's latest novel, The Jury, are incredibly clear and climatic. In and out of the courtroom, I enjoyed Martini's overall writing style and intense, exciting plot line. However, his only weakness is his lack of scientific background information. At times, Martini generalizes when discussing the science relevant to the storyline. His clear strength exists in his ability to replicate a courtroom environment. It is this talent that propels the novel as a whole and fully captivates the reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Recommend. Another good Martini book

    Steve Martini is one of my favorite authors and I especially like the Paul Madriana books since they reference so many San Diego places. This is another good one and can gladly recommend this as a good beach read for the summer

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    A very interesting book......

    Steve Martini has done it again! This is a riveting book and fascinating plot. Good character buildups.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Can anyone tell me why this is called "The Jury?" It

    Can anyone tell me why this is called "The Jury?" It isn't about a jury...the whole book talks about the court case, but not much is said about the jury at all. It was an easy enough read and held my interest. But, I kept waiting to see what the jury had to do with anything. In the end, nothing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2003

    Madriani's Back In Court

    The Jury takes an eye-opening look into the nuances and subtleties of a major murder trial. Told in the first person by Martini's reoccurring character, Paul Madriani, the narrative is a great mix of storytelling and observation. The descriptive, concise phrasing leads you through even the most tedious parts of a courtroom drama. Having served on the jury of a murder trial myself, I have witnessed the slow, mundane testimony that normally accompanies such a procedure. Martini does an excellent job of telling all the facts without slowing down the pace of the story. The plot and characterizations are well thought out, climaxing to a realistic ending. The only down side to this novel is that the reader only sees Paul Madriani, the attorney. It could have used more splashes of light humor and more storyline on Paul Madriani, the person and father.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2003

    figured it out early...

    it was a an averge book with a predictible ending....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2001

    THE VERDICT IS IN

    Excellent book that held my interest throughout. Beats all the other legal thrillers hands down. Good action and good characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2001

    Great book

    I finished this book in no time. From start to finish...kept me hooked. Can't wait for the next book. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2001

    Will the Real Killer Please Stand Up?

    Steve Martini has once again given the reader a great thrill with his newest book. The best novel Martini has written thus far featuring attorney, Paul Madriani. There are more ways that he keeps you guessing and you must ask yourself, 'Just who really killed the beautiful and intelligent Kali Jordan?' This novel is more than your average suspence/thriller. It will keep you on your toes and at the edge of your seat, biting your fingernails right down to the very end.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Superb legal thriller

    While floating in the water near San Diego, research scientist Kalista Jordan contemplates what she can do next to get ahead in her profession. The intelligent African-American physicist knows all the angles and is setting in motion her plan to replace her boss Dr. David Crone. However, she runs into her apartment when she hears a frightening noise only to have someone choke her to death. <P>Attorney Paul Madriani feels frustrated as his stubborn client David, on trial for Kalista¿s murder, refuses to cooperate in his own defense. Wondering if he represents a guilty person, Paul concludes that he will do his job in spite of his brilliant clients¿ efforts to stubbornly block him and try to win an acquittal from the jury. <P>THE JURY reads like a modernized and updated Stanley Erle Gardner Perry Mason legal thriller. The novel treats the readers to a daily account of the trial and when court is not in session readers get an insiders¿ look into hard to enter legal circles. The story line is very vivid, especially when Steve Martini describes the courtroom scenes. They feel so authentic the audience will feel they sit in the docket. Clearly, this novel is in the running for best legal procedural of the year, sending readers seeking running for more Martinis. <P>Harriet Klausner

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