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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 Martini.
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 anymore.
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.
The Enemy Inside by Steve Martini is the 13th book in the Paul Madriani series. Once again, I was swept up in the story from page one. The author does a wonderful job of setting up a story that, right away, makes you want to know what is going to happen. This is the 3rd book I’ve read in this series, and the first that didn’t involve Paul and the others chasing (and trying not to get killed by) Liquida. Though the previous two books I read were 5 star reads for me, I enjoyed this one even a bit more than those.
In The Enemy Inside by Steve Martini, Paul and Harry are defending a young man who is a friend of Paul’s daughter. They believe he is innocent and is being set up for the death of an important political mover. I found the story well-written and fascinating. I was up late at night turning page after page. Martini weaves an intriguing tale laced with spies, murder for hire, political greediness and legal issues. The mystery and suspense were right on for me. I enjoyed the story a lot and cannot wait to read more by this author.
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to participate in the Spring read along of Steve Martini’s books, hosted by Partners In Crime Tours. I have discovered an author I thoroughly enjoy and can’t wait to read more of – be sure to check out the other blogs that participated in the read along: