Trader of Secrets is the twelfth installment to Paul Madriani series, a thriller novel series by Steve Martini. Madriani is a lawyer not a spy, but like the two previous books, Trader of Secrets does not involve Paul Madriani in the courtroom but in a global thriller. Still, Martini presents a great court room drama within the book.
Published by William Morrow & Company on May 31st 2011, this 12th addition book to the series is available in ebook, audiobook, paperback and hardcover version start from $15.
Pros: Trader of Secrets contains a well drawn characters and action that keeps one interested. The villains are believable and the heroes are fallible.
Cons: Can not read as a stand-alone. For Paul Madriani series fan, you will miss the legal thriller at court.
Paul Madriani book series in release order:
Compelling Evidence (Paul Madriani #1)
Prime Witness (Paul Madriani #2)
Undue Influence (Paul Madriani #3)
The Judge (Paul Madriani #4)
The Attorney (Paul Madriani #5)
The Jury (Paul Madriani #6)
The Arraignment (Paul Madriani #7)
Double Tap (Paul Madriani #8)
Shadow of Power (Paul Madriani #9)
Guardian of Lies (Paul Madriani #10)
The Rule of Nine (Paul Madriani #11)
Trader of Secrets (Paul Madriani #12)
Trader of Secrets Summary
Defense attorney Paul Madriani is embroiled in a case as perilous as any he has ever faced: one that involves an angry killer who will stop at nothing short of vengeance, and two missing NASA scientists who are holding secrets that a hostile government desperately wants to purchase—in blood if they must.
Madriani’s daughter, Sarah, has evaded the man known as Liquida, who has stalked her all the way across the country. For her own safety, she is being kept under armed guard on a farm in Ohio.
But one morning, itching for a predawn run to shake off the tension that has grown in the hours she’s spent waiting for word from her father, Sarah slips from her ring of protection. What she doesn’t know is that at the same moment her assailant is outside, waiting patiently in the dark.
Meanwhile in California, two men in a parked car argue over millions in cash that could be slipping through their fingers and a scheme involving government technology for sale that could rock the world.
Paul Madriani, his companion Joselyn Cole, and his longtime law partner, Harry Hinds, track Liquida, not knowing that their quest will carry them deep into the vortex of international terror.It is a journey that will lead them toward a bizarre and cruel twist of nature—and the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. From the nation’s capital to California, from Bangkok to Paris and the jungles of Mexico, Madriani and his party race against time to find Liquida and the scientist who is the “trader of secrets” before he can unleash the weapon that could set the world ablaze.
ebook 1st rating: 8/10