Paul Madriani is back in an absorbing new legal thriller by the New York Times bestselling author of The Judge and Undue Influence.
“Riveting …a suspenseful tale, right up to the satisfying climax,” wrote Publishers Weekly in praise of The Judge. “Legal thrillers don’t get much better than this.” Kirkus Reviews hailed Undue Influence as “the courtroom novel of the year.” Now Martini delivers Paul Madriani’s most challenging case yet.
Having moved to San Diego to be closer to the woman in his life, Madriani takes on the case of Jonah Hale, an elderly man in dire straits. As a result of their only child Jessica’s longtime drug addiction, Jonah and his wife have been raising their eight-year-old granddaughter, Amanda. On the heels of Jonah’s multimillion-dollar state lottery win, Jessica revives her interest in mothering. When Jonah won’t deal — maternal rights for a mega bucks payoff — Jessica pulls out all the stops.
Enter Zo Suade — a flamboyant, feminist activist with a talent for making children and their “victimized” mothers disappear. When the next move turns deadly, Madriani finds himself drawn into a web of deceit and high stakes action , in and out of the courtroom.
Rich with characters drawn from today’s headlines, driven by motives both obvious and subtle, The Attorney marks the much-anticipated return of Paul Madriani.