Shadow of Power (Google eBook)
The Supreme Court is one of our most sacred—and secretive—public institutions. But sometimes secrets can lead to cover-ups with very deadly consequences.
Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution—and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's—that threatens to divide the nation.
Then, during a publicity tour, Scarborough is brutally murdered in a San Diego hotel room, and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes that there is much more to the case and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance.
As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner, Harry Hinds, race to find the missing Jefferson letter—and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a high court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the highest court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.
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Review: Shadow of Power (Paul Madriani #9)User Review - Larry Johnson - Goodreads
This is only the 2nd book of Martini's that I've read and I found this one to be better than the first. The characters are well-developed and grab your interest. The book is about an attorney ... Read full review
Review: Shadow of Power (Paul Madriani #9)User Review - Alec - Goodreads
for a legal "thriller" I enjoyed the character builds and confrontations. Just goes to show that there doesn't need to be a great deal of action for a book to be entertaining and a great read. Read full review