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Still reeling from the trauma of a near nuclear explosion at the naval base in Coronado, San Diego defense attorney Paul Madriani now finds he's been linked to the murder of a Washington, D.C., political staffer. Authorities believe the bloodthirsty assassin Liquida Muerte --aka "the Mexicutioner"-- may be responsible, and that Madriani is the ultimate target of the killer's twisted vengeance. But the danger pales before an even more terrible unfolding scenario. Evidence is mounting that the elusive maniac and a domestic terrorist who calls himself the Old Weatherman have joined forces, intending to strike at the very seat of the United States government, pulling the capital city --and the country-- into a vortex of terror...unless Paul Madriani and weapons control expert Joselyn Cole can somehow unravel the enigma of...THE RULE OF NINE.
The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini is the 11th book in the Paul Madriani series. It is the first book I’ve read by Mr. Martini. I felt it read well as a stand-alone. The author subtly includes information that gives you a good back story of the characters and situations as the book goes along, but the information doesn’t intrude on the current story line.
Defense attorney Paul Madriani is neck deep in trouble. He is shaken up from being near the scene of a crime where the terrorists had a nuclear device. He has just recently come out of ‘hiding’, since he was branded as a suspect in the case by the media because he was at the scene. He’s been tied to a murder across the country in Washington, D.C. and he’s worried that there are people after him because of all this. Paul is an easy character to like. He is smart and just seems like a regular guy who is trying to figure out why he’s a target but still keep his family safe.
I was immediately sucked into this story. I found myself turning page after page late into the night because the author did such a great job of writing a complex story that was full of twists and turns. You didn’t know what was coming from one chapter to the next. The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini is a thrilling suspense read that I highly recommend. I can’t wait to read more in the Paul Madriani series!