Paul Madriani, defense attorney and his partner, Harry,
not want to take the Alex Ives case. However, Alex is a
friend of Paul's daughter, Susan, and when she asks for
father's help, he can not refuse.
Alex is accused of
vehicular manslaughter, which claimed the life of Olinda
Serna, a very powerful D.C. attorney, Alex was saved by a
passing driver, dragging his body from the wreckage, and
getting Alex to the hospital. Alex wakes up the next
morning and remembers nothing about the incident. Upon
questioning, Alex describes meeting a very attractive
lady outside his office building and being invited to a
party that night. He describes her as beautiful, Asian,
with a tattoo of a dragon's tail on her leg and he thought
her name was Ben. She did not attend the party.
Soon after the investigation begins, Madriani is sure the
accident was staged. Results from the police report
Alex barely had one drink. Madriani believes Alex was
drugged with a "roofie" rendering him unconscious and
to remember anything.
Further facts point toward a political and financial
conspiracy with overtones of assassins and electronic
manipulation. One assassin, Ana, a Basque who uses a bow
and arrow as her weapon of choice. Ana is renowned and
successful in her field.
Olinda Serna knew all the dirty secrets, not unlike the
powerful Director of the FBI. For over 40 years, J. Edgar
Hoover. kept secret files on many people, and kept his job
with threats of bringing those secrets out. Madriani
uncovers her powerful friends and financial connections
and overseas.. Serna knew many secrets, and she was ready
and willing to use them. Who wanted her dead?
Best Selling author, Steve Martini, takes us on an
exhilarating ride across the globe to chase the slayer and
save the life of an innocent young man. I'm a dedicated
Martini fan and suggest you don't miss this exciting read.
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
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
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.