Double Tap by Steve Martini audiobook

Double Tap

By Steve Martini
Read by Joe Mantegna

The Paul Madriani Series: Book 8

4.92 Hours 07/26/2005 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Attorney Paul Madriani defends a soldier on trial for murder and unwittingly steps into a maze of secrets and lies that the government—and even his client—would rather leave undisturbed. Madriani is faced with arcane ballistics evidence, a so-called “double tap”—two bullet wounds tightly grouped to a victim’s head, shots that can only be made by a crack marksman. Madriani’s client is an enigma, a career soldier who refuses to talk about his past. The victim was an alluring businesswoman and software tycoon whose empire catered to the military. The case’s most damning evidence is the weapon that killed her: a handgun used only in special operations where the double tap is the trademark of the most skilled assassins. Madriani faces a wilderness of mirrors in a courtroom battle where every witness can hide behind national security, where information is power and digital information is absolute power. It is a war in which the scales of justice are being tipped by evasion, deceit, and murder. Finding the unvarnished truth has never been so elusive—or so dangerous.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Attorney Paul Madriani defends a soldier on trial for murder and unwittingly steps into a maze of secrets and lies that the government—and even his client—would rather leave undisturbed.

Madriani is faced with arcane ballistics evidence, a so-called “double tap”—two bullet wounds tightly grouped to a victim’s head, shots that can only be made by a crack marksman. Madriani’s client is an enigma, a career soldier who refuses to talk about his past. The victim was an alluring businesswoman and software tycoon whose empire catered to the military. The case’s most damning evidence is the weapon that killed her: a handgun used only in special operations where the double tap is the trademark of the most skilled assassins.

Madriani faces a wilderness of mirrors in a courtroom battle where every witness can hide behind national security, where information is power and digital information is absolute power. It is a war in which the scales of justice are being tipped by evasion, deceit, and murder. Finding the unvarnished truth has never been so elusive—or so dangerous.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“ Martini is a crafty pro. ” Washington Post
“ The compelling plot builds to a conclusion that should surprise even longtime fans. ” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Steve Martini

Author Bio: Steve Martini

Steve Martini was born in San Francisco and grew up in Southern California. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, he worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues. After obtaining his law degree, he appeared in state and federal courts; he also served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crime Program. His first novel, Compelling Evidence, was published in 1992 and became a bestseller. He has gone on to write a number of other books, including The Trader of Secrets, Guardian of Lies, The List, The Judge, and Prime Witness, among others. He currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English