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Guest host Laura Akers, Attorney-at-Law, will help MGSD welcome best-selling author Steve Martini for The Enemy Inside – his 13th Paul Madraini legal thriller. In a recent article, Publishers Weekly remarked on Steve’s background: “Martini brings a diverse professional background to his books, having served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer, as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, and as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program.” Compressing time so a lengthy trial fits within the pages of a novel can be difficult, Martini says, but “one way to float the story is with humor. Funny things happen in courtrooms. The novelist who can exploit them in realistic fashion in fiction and do it with flair often has a winning formula. Being accurate about the legal system is important, but when good fiction dictates that this may not be possible, a good laugh may cover your sleight of hand when you are forced to take some liberty.”
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Enemy Inside from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 12th, starting at 10 AM!
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.
Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
signs Trader of Secrets ($26.99 Harper Collins) Steve Martini was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area and Southern California. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Martini's first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues, before gaining his law degree from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. In 1974 he entered private law practice in California where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his law career he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California , served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer. In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction. COMPELLING EVIDENCE, the novel that introduced attorney Paul Madriani, was published by Putnam in 1992. A national bestseller, that novel earned Martini a critical and popular following. (aripoisonedpen)… (més)
Shadow of Power is a sharp and absorbing legal thriller that not only explores a dark chapter of our nation's past, but also its profound impact on today's highly charged, politicized society. Controversial law professor Terrance Scarborough's new book, which presents evidence that the roots of slavery are still deeply embedded in the U.S. Constitution, is rocketing up the bestseller lists and creating a media frenzy. In the midst of his book tour he announces plans to unveil an even greater and more damaging controversy: a previously unpublished letter written by Thomas Jefferson that portends some deep secret about slavery at the nation's founding. But on the day he's to appear on national television to tell the world about this damning document, he is found beaten to death in a San Diego hotel room. Steve Martini worked as a newspaper reporter in L.A. and practiced law for 17 years before becoming a full time novelist in 1991. He has written 13 novels, including national bestseller Compelling Evidence, and New York Times bestseller Undue Influence, which was produced as a mini-series on CBS. Steve Martini has appeared on numerous television shows for commentary and interviews, including CNN's Burden of Proof, Court TV, The Crier Report, and NBC's Today Show. He lives in Bellingham. "Steve Martini is an expert at good old-fashioned, gimmick-free storytelling. Shadow of Power is an intelligent and intriguing thriller with crisply drawn, believable characters and breathless, cross-cutting suspense. Fans, including me, have been waiting for this one. Paul Madriani has aged like a fine wine. He's a wary, battle-scarred hero with a decency that rings true. This installment in a terrific series will not disappoint." — Steve Berry, author of The Venetian Betrayal (booksense)… (més)
For many readers (and movie goers), Steve Martini is the name in legal thrillers. Defense lawyer Paul Madriani (Compelling Evidence, Prime Witness, Undue Influence) returns in Shadow of Power. A controversial author is murdered in a San Diego hotel room while promoting his book explaining his legal contention that the tenants of slavery remain embedded in the U.S. Constitution -- and planning to reveal a letter from a Founding Father with disturbing content. The suspect is a disturbed young man, who Madriani defends as a favor to the defendant's father. The resulting case reaches all the way to the Supreme Court in this work of politics, power and the law. (mgbooks)… (més)
Steve Martini follows bestselling novel Double Tap with his ninth legal thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani and his longtime partner Harry Hinds. In Shadow of Power, they take on a case that reaches deep into the halls of the Supreme Court when they agree to represent a racist facing execution. (stacevents)