Trader of Secrets

Trader of Secrets

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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"Steve Martini ranks among the top authors of legal thrillers."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"You like Law & Order? Or even a John Grisham novel? Well, Steve Martini is one of the best of the best when it comes to crime thrillers."
--Asbury Park Press

The reasons why Steve Martini is one of the most popular thriller writers around are abundantly clear in Trader of Secrets: an ingenious plot, great characters, gripping storytelling that combines the legal expertise of John Lescroart, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow with the heart-pounding political intrigue of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor. Superstar crime novelist Linda Fairstein says, "Take it from a prosecutor--Steve Martini has created one of the most charismatic defense attorneys in thriller fiction," referring to Martini's fearless yet very human series protagonist, defense attorney Paul Madriani. In Trader of Secrets the crusading lawyer is on the trail of dangerous criminals who are trying to steal state-of-the-art weapons technology...with nothing less than the future of America at stake.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061930232
0061930237
Branch Call Number: FIC MARTINI
Characteristics: 392 p. ; 24 cm.

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wjr
Jul 25, 2016

Had this on on hold for a long period so anticipation exceeded reality. I quit half way through. Back to Michael Connelly, Craig Johnson, Lee Childs etc and the occasional Stephen King. These guys write page turners.

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rahmmie
Mar 12, 2014

The book is fun to read and it is fast-paced, but unfortunately, it's like the author lost track of who his characters were and he insists on staying with the plot from his two previous books. Two lawyers on the older side of middle age battling terrorists, arm dealers, and world-class assassins and saving the world from nuclear blasts, asteroids crashing into Earth, etc. Credibility can be stretched but this almost went into the science fiction genre

ChristchurchLib May 13, 2013

"Though Vince Flynn doesn't write legal thrillers, author Steve Martini manages to mix courtroom drama with the kinds of high-concept, high-stakes adventures that Flynn is known for. In Trader of Secrets, defence attorney Paul Madriani covers the globe in his attempts to find two missing NASA scientists and stop an assassin he knows all too well whose list of targets includes Paul's daughter. This is the 12th (and most recent) in the series, so if you want to start at the beginning, pick up Compelling Evidence. To learn more about Paul's history with the assassin, try Guardian of Lies." May 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=631593

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blossom21
Jun 13, 2012

Martini's courtroom novels were better than this farfetched story.

BillBarnick Oct 29, 2011

I have read a number of Martini's books and found them entertaining. This one, however, has too many one-in-a-million possibilities stacked one after another for the events to be believable. Sad - it reminds me of Jeffery Deaver's recent work.

debwalker May 25, 2011

The latest mystery thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani.

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