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eBook The Judge (A Paul Madriani Novel) epub
  • ISBN: 0515119644
  • Author: Steve Martini
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (November 1, 1996)
  • ePUB size: 1350 kb
  • FB2 size 1849 kb
  • Formats mbr lit docx lrf

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The Judge (A Paul Madriani Novel). I've already downloaded the third Paul Madriani novel because Steve Martini, in Compelling Evidence and Prime Witness, has earned himself a new reader. Looking forward to catching up with this series.

Usually Paul Madriani character grabs my interest right away. Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Enemy Inside, Trader of Secrets, The Rule of Nine, Guardian of Lies, Shadow of Power, Double Tap, 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.

Steven Paul "Steve" Martini (born February 28, 1946) is an American writer of legal novels

Steven Paul "Steve" Martini (born February 28, 1946) is an American writer of legal novels. Born on February 28, 1946 in San Francisco, California, Steve Martini was raised until the age of ten in the Colma area of Daly City just south of San Francisco. He is part of a large extended Italian-American family, some of which reach back four generations in California. Martini’s mother and father moved to Los Angeles County, California in 1956.

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When Judge Armando Acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis. And when the policewoman who snared Acosta is brutally murdered, Madriani wonders if the judge is also the executioner.The most explosive thriller yet by New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini -- The Judge.
Comments: (7)
Add one star if you have not read Steve Martini before. Good book, strong and interesting characters, easy pace, etc.
Problems: Two major characters do something early on that is so mind-numbingly stupid that it undermines their credibility with the readers for the rest of the book. You just can't believe they would do something this dumb.

Another problem has to do with the ending. It's something Martini readers have seen before. This is why it's a better novel if you have not read the previous books in the series. Hard to believe Martini felt safe drawing from the same well.

My final problem with this article has to do with the title character. Judge Armano Acosta was introduced in earlier novels as a real son-of-a-.... You know the rest. He was a caricature more than a character. But in this novel, he's not just a supporting character, and the author is obliged, it seems to me, to explore him more fully. But he doesn't. Armando Acosta is as much a caricature at the end of this novel as he is at the beginning. We still do not understand what drives him, why he is so mean to Paul Mardriani, whether he is aware of his reputation or ignorant, etc. Acosta remains a two-dimensional character, and that is unfortunate.

On its own, four stars. As part of a series, two stars for recycling a used ending.
Here Martini becomes tiresome in his passe stereotyping - the suave, sophisticated attorney vs. the cornball, country hick judge; the chic dismissiveness of the enlightened sophisticate vs. the caricatured Bible-thumping hypocrite who, of course, is the murderer. These tired formulae are unnecessary to the story, even when attempted as moderate misdirection (if that is, indeed, their purpose). You keep expecting them to be meaningful. But Martini ultimately delivers a set of movie-of-the-week caricatures on which to drape a plot rather than a gathering of engaging characters through which a compelling story unfolds. That said, Martini has moments revealing genuine talent as a writer. To note but one example, he perfectly sets an entire scene in three succint sentences (see Madriani's initial dinner at the pier with the soon-to-be-fired female prosecutor). I look for more and better from this author. I think you should, too.
And Paul Madriani is full of courtroom drama. He's a good guy, looks for the real perp when he knows his guy (girl) didn't do it. I like that. And he loves his family, I like knowing the main character isn't just a workhorse, but has a heart and loves his wife and child.

Really I should give four stars because there is a little bit too much detail in the courtroom, sometimes a whole paragraph is dedicated to how the D.A. or defense attorney walks across the floor, turns, looks askance at the jury. Just a little too much. But I will continue to read every book Martini has written because I like that an unlikely person committed the crime. Suspenseful to the last page.
I have read the three previous books in this series. This is by far the best, although I thought the start was a little slow. But the pace soon picked up and it turned into another page turner. The first three books I discerned the endings on my own or thought I had at some point and was anxious to finish to see if my conclusions were correct. In the main, they were correct, but there were several ironies at the end that I never contemplated. This book though floored me. I was way off base as to the conclusion as I could be off. I really enjoy the narrative style the author uses; combined with a little sarcasm as the story is told, it rivets my attention. These stories are equal to John Grisham. Read these books and you will enjoy.
I read Steve martini's novels for the same reasons I read Grisham and Stephen King, because they're fun and enjoyable. If I want deep and thought provoking, I'll reread Dickens or Plato. This was a great book. I have read the first four of Martini's Madriani books and am now reading Book Five. I like his books as much or almost as much as I like Grisham's novels. There are 12 books, so far in the Madriani series, and I plan on reading them all. This is an entertaining author who writes good books, and The Judge was a great read. I still don't like Acosta, but then we're not supposed to. That's why Martini has drawn the character the way he did.
As was true in Martini's previous 3 novels, this one starts out slow and a little prodding, but then it suddenly grabs you and takes you on an enjoyable ride. The story isn't really even about the judge, it's all about Madriani and his dogged pursuit of the truth. On to the next one.
This was the first time I read a Steve Martini novel. The story flowed from the beginning. Slowly the drama increases having the reader spellbound. Whoever you thought the killer was during the story - you are wrong! The last 10 pages had me on the edge. I couldn't believe it! I was emotionally and physically exhausted on the last page. It took 2 days for me to calm down. I praised the book so highly that my neighbor ordered it from the bookstore and has since passed it on. Amazon suggested it to me as a Kindle read. Well done Steve Martini!!! I truly like your style of writing. Well Done!
The Judge, By Steve Martini, is as exciting and interesting as all of his books. I love the courtroom drama and the interactions between attorney and defendant and often the residing judge. Mr. Martini is often long winded in his explanations of the law, but it's part of what I like. His plots are often complicated and I admire the research that must be involved. I will continue reading books by Steve Martini until I have read all 13 of them.
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