The Enemy Inside (Paul Madriani Series #13)

The Enemy Inside (Paul Madriani Series #13)

by Steve Martini


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062328939
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: Paul Madriani Series , #13
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,306,020
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including 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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The Enemy Inside (Paul Madriani Series #13) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Steve Martini in his new book, “The Enemy Inside” Book Thirteen in the Paul Madriani series published by Harper gives us another adventure with Paul Madriani. From the back cover: Defending an innocent young man, defense attorney Paul Madriani uncovers a morass of corruption and greed that leads to the highest levels of political power in this electrifying tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini. One of the most successful lawyers in the country, Olinda Serna is a master at managing money as well as her influential clients. After years of fierce combat in the political trenches, Serna knows all the dirty secrets, where the bodies are buried, and how deeply they are stacked. When she’s killed in a roadside crash in the high desert of Southern California, powerful heads in Washington begin to panic, worried that their secrets may not be safe anymore. Alex Ives, a friend of Paul Madriani’s daughter, is accused of vehicular manslaughter in Serna’s death. Ives claims he had only one drink on the night of the accident, yet he can’t remember anything between the time he left for a party north of San Diego and the moment he woke up in a hospital the next morning. He’s still dazed and a little bruised, but also obviously very afraid. After all, a woman is dead, and he’s sure he didn’t kill her. To save an innocent young man’s life, the brilliant defense attorney must uncover everything he can about Serna and her clients—no matter how unsavory—a search that will lead him into a vortex of corruption, and at its center, a devious killer poised to strike again. Yay, Paul Madriani is taking a legal case again. For the past three books he has been acting like James Bond. So you figure that once he has a client he will be back to being a lawyer. Sigh, the answer is yes and no. “The Enemy Within” is actually a very good book. It is very exciting and quite complicated which makes it interesting. I just wish Madriani would focus primarily on lawyer activities. The theme of this book is government corruption. “The Enemy Within” is a fast-paced, exciting mystery thriller. There is a lot going on in this book so once you get started you are not going to want to stop until you finish so I recommend you start early. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another exciting read. Fast paced and keeps you guessing. Have read all of Steve Martini's books and this is another good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read but the ending came to quick. It seemed like Steve needed to get the book to the publisher and needed to get writing done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to prior standards. Too much pontificating about the demise of America at the hands of the Chinese et al. Again, need courtroom drama more than Sam Spade genre. Entertaining at times, but too easy to put down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books you can't put down. The convoluted storyline crossed and turned so much that I had no real idea of what would happen next or how it would turn out
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
This novel is a far cry from earlier ones by this author which revolved around excellent courtroom dramas. Instead, this novel featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani is more a thriller with an occasional legal principle thrown in. It all begins when Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, take on a client, Alex Ives, at the behest of Paul’s daughter. Alex was found unconscious in his car, having crashed into another auto in which a woman who was a partner in a powerful Washington, D.C., law firm died in a fiery blast. From a simple case of possible vehicular manslaughter the plot develops into a massive conspiracy involving offshore bank numbered accounts, tax avoidance, political corruption, international intrigue and other forms of power plays. It falls to Madriani, at his own personal peril, to unravel all these elements to exonerate his client. The underlying theme allows the author time and time again to espouse his political views, which add little to the story and more resemble shouts from a soapbox. It is quite a tale, and the reader should be excused if he or she takes much of it with a grain of salt. Of course, the action is non-stop leading up to an abrupt ending, as if the author got tired and just wrapped it all up quickly. Nevertheless, it is suspenseful thriller fiction, just not the type of legal thriller one would have expected from Steve Martini. But it is recommended as an interesting read.
Lynn-MI More than 1 year ago
This was a really good book that I enjoyed thoroughly! It pretty much takes place all over the world with a number of persons involved but the author makes it easy to keep track of who's who and where they are! There was a LOT of detail and surprisingly it turned out quite well! Author gave out a lot of information about what was going on and, it really made me think!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs editor. Too choppy could not finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to the author's usual standards. Too much political window dressing
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one is perfect of his.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago