Blood Flag (Paul Madriani Series #14)

Blood Flag (Paul Madriani Series #14)

by Steve Martini


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Blood Flag (Paul Madriani Series #14) by Steve Martini

Defending a client accused of killing her father, attorney Paul Madriani is drawn into a treacherous conspiracy dating to World War II in this enthralling installment in the New York Times bestselling series.

Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds have a new client: Emma Brauer, a woman accused in the “mercy killing” of her aged father, Robert Brauer. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Paul about a package sent to her father shortly before he entered the hospital. Bequeathed to him by a member of his unit from World War II, the box contains a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that this package is connected to her father’s death.

When Paul’s young assistant Sofia is murdered, Madriani is blindsided by the realization that Emma’s fears are well-grounded.

Digging into Robert’s military history, Madriani discovers that other members of the Army unit Robert served with have recently died—under similarly suspicious circumstances. When he finds that the box sent to Brauer relates to a mysterious talisman that went missing at the end of the war—a feared Nazi relic known as the “Blood Flag”—Madriani and Hinds realize they are in for the fight of their lives.

With Emma’s life on the line and their own safety in jeopardy, Madriani must uncover the truth before the evil of the Blood Flag is allowed to spin a new web.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062328960
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Series: Paul Madriani Series , #14
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 505,899
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Trader of Secrets, The Rule of Nine, Guardian of Lies, Shadow of Power, and others featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani. Martini has practiced law in California in both state and federal courts and has served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.



Date of Birth:

February 28, 1946

Place of Birth:

San Francisco, California


B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1968; J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1974

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Blood Flag (Paul Madriani Series #14) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!!
GRACIE9492 More than 1 year ago
Really liked this one...been a fan for a long time and just returned reading his works again.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of his best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of his best.
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Gail-Cooke More than 1 year ago
With the first Paul Madriani novel hosts of readers became fans eagerly awaiting his next adventure, and they have not been disappointed. Smart, courageous, humane Madriani has attacked each suspenseful case until its solved and the bad guys have gotten their just due. However, with his 14th thriller, Blood Flag, there is a difference - Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds are rich following an unexpected windfall. There couldn’t be two happier California lawyers until Emma Brauer walks into their offices. Emma’s father, World War II veteran Robert Brauer, died recently under mysterious circumstances. Emma is seen as assisting his demise, sort of a mercy killing. She vehemently denies any such things and tells Madriani about a package her father received several days before his death. While the package which was left to him by a member of his World War II unit held only a key and a slip of paper it frightened him. He asks Emma to take the package out of their house which she does and shortly after that their home is vandalized. Emma is convinced that her father was murdered and the package had something to do with it. Madriani agrees to take her case, but there is a slight hitch. Emma is concerned about her dog when she is taken to jail. Sofia, Madriani’s attractive young assistant volunteers to go to the Brauer house and get the dog. Tension mounts when Sofia doesn’t show up for work and days later her body is found by the side of a road. She has been murdered. With her death Madriani is more determined than ever to find answers which takes him on a strange chase against formidable enemies who want a Nazi relic called the Blood Flag that is supposedly stained with the blood of Hitler’s followers. Neither the lawyers nor the U.S. government know that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad also want the flag and will evidently stop at nothing to get it. When Madriani looks into records he finds that other members of Brauer’s military unit died under questionable circumstances. It soon becomes a race against time for him to discover the secrets of the flag in order to prove Emma’s innocence and find Sofia’s killer. Sorry to say that for this reader the plot seemed a bit contrived and even predictable with some unnecessary add-ons. Nonetheless, it is a Paul Madriani story which is what fans have been waiting for. Count me among them as I await the next from Steve Martini.
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