The Judge (Paul Madriani Series #4)

The Judge (Paul Madriani Series #4)

by Steve Martini

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Lawyer Paul Madriani tackles another thrilling case in this explosive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini.

When Judge Armando Acosta is charged with soliciting a prostitute, attorney Paul Madriani is less than sympathetic. Nevertheless, Madriani is forced to defend his old nemesis. And when the policewoman who snared Acosta is brutally murdered, Madriani wonders if the judge is also the executioner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515119640
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Series: Paul Madriani Series , #4
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 227,104
Product dimensions: 6.76(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Steve Martini worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a capital correspondent at the state house in Sacramento, California. An honors graduate at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Mr. Martini holds his law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. He has written widely on the law and politics, having covered both state and federal courts, the state legislature, and the administrations of governors Ronald Reagan and Jerry Brown. In 1984 Martini turned his talents to fiction, quickly earning positions on bestseller lists and garnering both critical and popular praise for his New York Times–bestselling novels, including The Simeon Chamber, Compelling Evidence, Prime Witness, Undue Influence, The Judge, The List, Critical Mass, The Attorney, The Jury, and The Arraignment. Mr. Martini lives on the West Coast.



Date of Birth:

February 28, 1946

Place of Birth:

San Francisco, California


B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1968; J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1974

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The Judge (Paul Madriani Series #4) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Lynngood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Judge Acosta is caught with a hooker, few are sympathetic. It seems to be a setup, though, and when the girl is brutally killed and Acosta charged, defence lawyer Madriani begins the most complex murder trial of his career, uncovering ugly lies, deceit and corruption.
etrainer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow, the first three reviews here on Librarything were a complete surprise! I read the book before looking at them. Thank goodness!Present tense didn't bother me. I've read quite a few of Martini's courtroom thrillers so I was familiar with the characters. Can't say that I "care about" characters in anybody's book beyond their use to advance the story and plot. And Martini is a master at plotting and telling a suspenseful story. At least in my mystery lover's opinion.The Judge is typical Martini. Legal wrangling with attorney Paul Madriani and his associate Harry Hind seemingly behind the eight-ball right up to the last few pages. Then a clever deduction turns everything around, producing a big finish that exonerates Madriani's client. I've enjoyed them all.
storming on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got to page 100 when I realized that I didn't care what happened to any of the characters. (So I didn't finish it.)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like legal thrillers/suspense, you'll love this one. This book kept my attention from the very beginning. I must say that I laughed out loud at the very end of the book (people on the subway must have thought that I was crazy)! It doesn't matter that was my honest reaction to the ending. I highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I seem to be the only one that does NOT like this book. I usually order books based on reviews so I quickly ordered The Judge, The Jury and The Arraignment. I can't even finish this book it is so boring. I will say that the concept is interesting yet I can't get into it. I will come back to it and give it ANOTHER chance but way down the line when I have nothing else to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Steve Martini's oldst book that I've read so far. I've read The Jury, The Attorney, The Arraignment, and now I've read the judge. I have to say I'm glad I read the arraignment first, because otherwise I would have been so disappointed after reading the judge. I loved this book, and I recommend all of his other books to everybody. If you're into the courtroom drama, definitely this and the jury. If you're into more action, mystery, read the arraignment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book that kept me reading each night for a week. The characters are well developed, and the story is much better than those Grisham has given us the past few years. Most of the story takes place in the court room, but the initial 50 or so pages set the story and characters up well. One of the best endings to a great novel that I have read in years. If you like Grisham, or court room drama, this is the book for you. It is so wonderful to discover a new author. I can hardly wait until I start another Martini book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of Martini's better books, unlike his newer stuff (which I do not recommend). If you've been a fan of Martini's star character, Paul Madriani, you will like this one. He now represents the judge in this novel who has been his worst enemy in court in the past. Very interesting book, and quite humorous. I highly recommend that you get it - but read his earlier books first so you can appreciate the change in the relationship between Madriani and the Judge (such as Undue Influence and/or Compelling Evidence).