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Shadow of Power by Steve Martini (Review #3)

shadowReviewed by Allen Hott

Paul Madriani with his partner, Harry Hinds, is at it again. This time they are attempting to defend a guy who looks, beyond a shadow of doubt, to be guilty.

The police pick up Carl Arnsberg, an avowed white supremacist, after Terry Scarborough is found dead in his hotel room. Scarborough championed any cause that would get him notoriety and more headlines. His current cause had been the way that slavery was handled by our founding fathers.

Scarborough’s book, “Perpetual Slaves”, had been at the top of the bestseller list for some time and the amount of money that he was making from it was enormous. He had convinced his agent that he had a very incriminating letter that was only known as the “J letter” and it would be the stepping-stone to his next bigger best seller. The “J letter” supposedly spelled out how a trio of our most famous founding fathers managed to get slavery in this country but keeping the language necessary for that to happen in the new Constitution.

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.

Shadow of Power by Steve Martini

shadowReviewed by Jud Hanson

Fewer words in the English language are more volatile than “slavery.” So when scholar and wanna-be celebrity Terry Scarborough announces to the world that he has a secret letter from Thomas Jefferson that could turn US History on its head, passions run high across the country. When the son of a friend is charged with Scarborough’s brutal murder, attorney Paul Madriani takes the case because he believes there may be more to it than meets the eye. Is the so-called “Jefferson Letter” authentic and if so, what does it say? Madriani must dig deep to find out the truth and prevent the division of the nation and an innocent man from execution.