The List

The List

by Steve Martini

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101550243
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/1997
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 69,267
File size: 539 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steve Martini worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a capital correspondent at the state house in Sacramento, California. An honors graduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Mr. Martini holds his law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He has written widely on the law and politics, having covered both state and federal courts, the state legislature, and the administrations of governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown. In 1984 Martini turned his talents to fiction, quickly earning positions on bestseller lists and garnering both critical and popular praise for his New York Times–bestselling novels, including The Simeon Chamber, Compelling Evidence, Prime Witness, Undue Influence, The Judge, The List, Critical Mass, The Attorney, The Jury, and The Arraignment. Mr. Martini lives on the West Coast.

Hometown:

California

Date of Birth:

February 28, 1946

Place of Birth:

San Francisco, California

Education:

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

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The List 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
SusieC418 on LibraryThing 27 days ago
After several attempts to read this book, once I got past the first couple of chapters, Martini drew me in with the romance of the publishing business along with the dark side of the business. The sex-appeal of Jack certainly didn't hinder! Once I understood the publishing business, everything fell into place. The need for a pseudoname, looking for the right "look" for the jacket picture, to marketing for film was fascinating and addictive. I quickly fell into "lust" with Jack, and didn't want to believe he would manipulate Abbey. Martini has a very surprising way of presenting and climaxing the plot. Really enjoyed the story and will look for more of his work.
Lynngood on LibraryThing 27 days ago
Under the name of Gable Cooper, Abby Chandlis has penned a novel worth six million dollars. When Jack enters her life, Abby is convinced he is perfect to pose as the fictitious author. The success of her novel rockets Jack into stardom, then Abby begins to suffer a series of deadly accidents
DomingoSantos on LibraryThing 27 days ago
One of those that keeps you guessing right up to the last 50 pages. The ending still has me chuckling! A good read.
downwiththesystem More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book that really opened my eyes into the world of publishing. It will keep you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. I do not recommend starting this book at night as you will not be able to put it down, once started. I learned that the hard way. This is another of those great books that I would like to see Hollywood make into a movie, I am sure that they would probably screw it up, but I think that we have suffered through enough Godzilla and Spiderman movies!!!
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bookgirl4111 More than 1 year ago
The List ¿ Steve Martini
Abby, a successful lawyer in her own right, but unhappy. She longs to become a writer. Her passion is the novel she¿s slaved two years over. She knows it is a winner, however, even as a lawyer, she is ¿shy¿ and doesn¿t want the limelight that comes with a success. Abby heirs a stand in, the handsome Jack to pretend he is the author of this book and all of it¿s glory. How will success change Abby¿s life, how will the pretence change Jacks, how will the charade change those around her? In this gripping twist of fate and friendship, you will travel, and be swept away by the unknown and learn that people aren¿t always who they seem to be and money can become your biggest enemy.

I liked this book, however, it become a bit drawn out. A little more then half way through I was ready for it to make it¿s point and move on. But I¿m glad I stuck it out, the end is amazing. The entire story you know ¿who done it¿ and then¿surprise¿just watch your back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was from an extraordianry realm. It was of great perspectives, therefore making the book a great read and one of entertainment for many people. The details were clear to me and I couldn't put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Steve Martini book I've read. I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the ending. Not at all what I expected. The way it was written almost made it feel like I was right there. I'll read more of Martini's books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a great book. I haven't read any of Martini's books, but I'm willing to after reading this one. I liked the sudden turning point in the book. I was confused about who 'did it.' I recommend this this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding, seductive and with the great ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a little hard to get into but it had a suprise ending that was just amazing!