Trader of Secrets: A Paul Madriani Novel Mass Market Paperback – Dec 27 2011
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From the Back Cover
In California, two men argue in aparked car . . . as the plot unfoldsto profitably transfer secret tech-nology into malevolent hands.
In Ohio, a young woman slipsaway from her protectors for amorning run—unaware that thekiller she’s being protected from waits in thedarkness. The woman is Sarah, daughter ofdefense attorney Paul Madriani. Her assailantis the vengeful assassin named Liquida.
Now Paul Madriani—along with hiscompanion, Joselyn Cole, and his lawpartner, Harry Hinds—must venture into the vortex of international terror in search of an ice-cold killer and a trader of secrets beforethe ultimate weapon of mass destructionsets the world ablaze.
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.
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Martini has long been in our second tier of authors. While we read each new entry, hoping for a recurrence of some of his early terrific novels, these international terror thrillers of late, or whatever they are, are generally totally unrealistic and somewhat boring. Unless the author gets back to what he's good at, we're done.
But that's the problem- the characters are way out of their realm and it's all too difficult to believe.
I loved Martini's previous work, not sure what happened here but what a letdown. I hope he is not going the way of James Patterson and cranking out mediocre or worse quality books because he is under contract....or just doesn't care what he puts his name to. (Only the Cross novels are worthwhile anymore).
I was actually rooting for Liquida to end it mercifully for the reader and stick stilettos in Paul, Harry, Paul's girlfriend (HER at least twice...the author's attempt to make her saucy fails- she plays out as a miserable women and it leaves the reader wondering why Paul is with her).
Paul's daughter Sarah is as dumb as dirt here too. The dog was likeable because he was the smartest of the bunch. Herman needs to slap all of them upside the head!
I hope the author gets these characters back to a believable plot.
It was a chore to get through this book.
Don't waste your time and hope the next one goes back to the top notch standard Martini has achieved in the past.