Shadow of Power

Shadow of Power

A Paul Madriani Novel

Large Print - 2008
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A hate crime involving the murder of a legal scholar who had made his career by penning controversial works places defense attorney Paul Madriani in a media spotlight that compromises his investigation into an elusive witness within the cloistered confines of the Supreme Court.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780061470929
0061470929
Characteristics: 659 p. ;,24 cm.

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Woodley
Nov 09, 2017

Very dense legal details, boring in their extent. Fascinating concept, a neo Nazi charged with a hate murder. But it is very hard to get involved with the case, for this reason. I couldn't sustain interest in the book when I failed to have any sympathy for the defendant. In this disappointing work, the author expects the reader to plow through all these details for the sake of a principle. But that's not what novels are for. I actually skipped 100 pages in the middle, and was still not lost. Which tells you how much editing this book needed.

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JLHCKY
Aug 16, 2017

Author Steve Martini at his best. We have tantalizing snippets of the case at the start but what it all means, the reader is at a loss. A US Supreme Court Justice gets in trouble swimming in the Caribbean and a waiter with issues which come back to haunt him, slips in blood in the suite where a controversial author is staying. Is there an18th century "J" letter secretly supporting the continuation of slavery and written by one of the authors of the US Constitution? Was there back-room collusion to preserve its continuation? Great courtroom action revealingly described by the waiter's lawyer Paul Madriani with a bang-up finale.

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rahmmie
Nov 28, 2013

This is one of the Paul Madriani series that I've liked the most. Maybe it was the seamless mix between the courtroom drama and the historical fiction

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blossom21
May 24, 2010

Intriguing story, good read

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