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The Jury (Paul Madriani Series #6)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2001


    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.

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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.

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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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  • 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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