Shadow of Power by Steve Martini (Book Review #2)

shadowReviewed by Tina Avon

Okay, I have to say that I am a huge, huge fan of Steve Martini and Paul Madriani. So, I was thrilled when I got a chance to read and review Shadow of Power.

First off, I think that Martini is channelling The DaVinci Code a little bit, with a twist on the movie National Treasure. I must admit that I was taken a little aback by that initially. However, it is a strong show of talent, on the part of Martini, that he somehow manages to take all these pieces and blend them into an absolutely riveting legal thriller.

Madriani is back – representing a white supremacist who is accused of killing a controversial author, who, because of his book, has managed to incite violence and to somehow promote racism and promises to present a up to know, hidden letter written by Jefferson himself – that promises to heat up the racial tensions even more.

The legal team discover that the only way to prove their client (who is no angel himself) is innocent of this crime is to get to the ‘so called’ letter before anyone else does.

As I mentioned, you would think that with everything going on here, there would be very little time and space for a well crafted legal thriller, but fortunately, that is not the case. Somehow Martini manages to present us with wonderful legal thrillers, some great legal proceedings, some great sleuthing and some great historical adventure – all the while remembering the highly sensitive subject matter and the fact that this is, after all, meant to entertain and thrill us.

I loved, loved this book and cannot recommend it enough.

A review copy of this book was supplied to the reviewer by the publisher.

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