Book Reviews of Double Tap (Paul Madriani, Bk 8)

Double Tap (Paul Madriani, Bk 8)
Double Tap - Paul Madriani, Bk 8
Author: Steve Martini
ISBN-13: 9780399150920
ISBN-10: 0399150927
Publication Date: 7/26/2005
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read...it keeps you turning the pages. A beautiful businesswoman, founder of a high-tech software company catering to the military, is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head---a "double tap", the trademark of highly skilled assassins.
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Another good Paul Madriani novel...
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Slow at first, but by the second half of the book I didn't want to put it down.
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Career soldier accused of murdering beautiful businesswoman. Defended by Paul Madriani (recurring Martini character).
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I loved this book & read it on vacation - couldn't put it down. Steve Martini writes this one in first person and wastes no time moving the plot along. It's set in La Jolla, CA, with a defendant who is a trained killer - but I won't ruin it for you. I loved a good Grisham-style legal thriller - and this one had it all. Enjoy.
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This is a Paul Madriani novel. A mysterious murder takes place in upscale Malibu of a high profile software CEO. The main suspect is her bodyguard. A novel of a soldier's secrets and a government's lies. Violence, intrigue and great suspense. An enjoyable read throughout.
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As always, you can expect the best of Martini!
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Vintage Steve Martini. Great read.
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Defense attorney Paul Madriani has quite a challenge in the eighth legal thriller in which he stars: his close-mouthed client, accused of a high-profile murder, refuses to provide information vital to developing his defense. Only a military marksman could have fired the two closely spaced bullets that killed Madelyn Chapman, head of a company responsible for terrorist-searching software used by the U.S. government. Evidence points to Chapman's former bodyguard and former lover, Army Sergeant Emiliano Ruiz. Madriani realizes that the key to proving Ruiz's innocence concerns seven years missing from Ruiz's resume, but Ruiz won't fill in the necessary details.
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Gripping suspense, and well written.
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Good story!
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Typical Martini...surprises til the end. Loved it. Great book
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Martini and Madriani. Quite a pair and never disappointing.
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Lawyer Paul Martini is caught up in a web of international intrigue and conspiracy.
The victim has two tightly grouped bullet holes in her head."Double tap'
Martini's client Ruiz is sitting on secrets-there's a seven-year gap on his military risumi, for which Madriani can find no details.
He discovers that the victim, a beautiful business woman founder of a high-tech software company were involved in a controversial government computer program designed to combat terrorists.
Madriani finds himself in a deadly legal quagmire-with a client who is unwilling to cooperate and prosecutors who stonewall his every question about the victim's shadowy business and his client's past.
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It's got Paul Madriani! If you are like me, that's all it needs to make it a good read.
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Great characters, description and plot twists. A top rate legal thriller.
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Good murder mystery.
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Always a good read, Steve Martini did it again. Great mystery.
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I love a book when you cannot figure out who did it until the very end, when the author gives it away. 18 pages from the end of the book ... that's when you find out who did it. The "why" was not really talked about throughout the storyline. And the "who" is a surprise. Twists and turns galore. A real enjoable read!
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Very good as usual. Like the Madriani character. Nice plot twist at the very end!
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A beautiful business woman, founder of a high-tech software company catering to the military, is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head -- a "double tap," the trademark of highly skilled assasins. Paul Madriani takes the case of the man accused of the crime: a career soldier who refuses to explain the mysterious gaps in his military resume. Faced with an uncooperative client, Madriani begins a dangerous search for the truth -- in the soldier's shadowy past, in the victim's deadly secrets . . .
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Good Martini suspense with known character
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Great book!
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Another top-notch novel from Mr. Martini! Literally, one does not know who the perpetrator of the murder is until the last or next to last chapter and it was a complete surprise. The suspense was great and even the usually boring court testimony was enough to put me on the edge of my seat and kept me from putting the book down. Paul Madriani and Harry Hinds inherit a case where the circumstantial evidence all points to their client but each time they try to do discovery, the door is closed due to "national security". I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
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excellent book to listen to and one you don't want to stop until the end.
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kept me engaged and interested while I was driving longdistance. Steve Mrtini is one of my favorite authors
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Great book. One day read....No, it's 500 pages....but it's that good!!
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terrific
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A good read.
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A beautiful businesswoman, founder of a high-tech software company is found dead, two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head and Paul Madriani takes the case of the man accused of the crime.

Good right from the start.
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Good, but not his best
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If you like court room drama, no one does it better than Martini. Great characters, good plot, better ending.
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Very Good and an easy read+
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I'm not a real fan of Martini, having read only 3 of his books but this one is my least favorite. Story is set in the courtroom and is full of "legalese."
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Generally speaking, my two favorite legal thriller authors are John Grisham and David Baldacci (when he writes one) with Perri O'Shaughnessy (pen name for a set of twins) a distant third. I now have a new number two with Steve Martini.
Double Tap is an entirely plausible story about a retired Delta Force soldier who is accused of murder. Some of the elements of the story are the shenanigans of defense contractors, military/national intelligence agencies and massive amounts of money that form a lethal mix. Mr. Martini has served as a lawyer and a judge. I think he gives us an eagle-eye view of the legal system and it's population that is at once cynical and humorous too. A breath of fresh air for the genre. A good read.
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Martini brings today's headlines into this novel. Government lies and a soldier's vow of silence make the case a tough one for Paul Madriani. This is another example of Martini's talent as a writer.
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I could not put it down!
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A very good book with a surprise ending.
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"Martini is a crafty pro" The Washington Post
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courtroom & corruption thriller
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Another great novel of Steve Martini,legalese being his middle name....
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Excellent murder mystery with all of the suspense that you come to expect from Steve Martini.
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A GREAT LEGAL THRILLER
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A very enjoyable book. Suspenseful, humorous, and fast paced. I could hardly put it down toward the end.
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A great legal thriller. I enjoyed the book, couldn't put it down.
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Enjoyable court-room drama mystry.
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This is a very good "who done it," with lots of plot twists and developments, framed against the murder of the CEO of a software company linked to a governmental eavesdropping scandal. It is written so well that I honestly didn't know who the murderer was until the last three pages!
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I'm certain the ending will surprise you.
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Good Martini, the result was one of the options, but didn't know for sure until the very end.
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good plot - new book - enjoyed this book
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A Paul Madriani Novel - every bit as good, if nt better than THE ARRAIGNMENT. Great legal thriller.
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Another great Martini thriller!

A great read! Recommend highly!
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I've read all of Steve Martini's books. This one was one of his best. It was a great legal thriller that kept you guessing until the very end.
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Very good read
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Large Print---- In his latest outing, attorney Paul Madriani is faced with arcane ballistics evidence: two tightly grouped bullet wounds to a victim's head that can only have been made bya a crack marksman--the so-called double tap. His client is a career soldier who refuses to talk about his past, though clearly he is a battle-tested pro. The victim was an alluring businesswoman whose software empire catered to the military. The most damning evidence is the murder weapon: a handgun used solely in special operations where the double tap is the trademark of skilled assassins. In a courtroom battle where every witness can hide behind "national security," information is power and digital information is absolute power.
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I enjoy all of Martini's books and this one did not disappoint.
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A businesswomen, founder of a high-tech software company ctering to the military, is found dead,two tightly grouped bullet wounds to her head-a"double tap" the trademark of highly skilled assassins. Paul Madriani takes the case of the man accused of the crime: a career soldier who refuses to expain mysterious gaps in his military resume. Faced with an uncooperative client,MAdriani begins a dangerous search for the truth.
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A beautiful business women, founder of a high tect sofeware co. catering to the military, if found dead, to tightly grouped bullet wounds in her head- "(a double tap,) a trade mark of highly skilled assassins. Paul Madrani takes the case of the man acused of the crime; a career who refuses to explain the military's gaps in his miliary resumary. Faced with an uncooperative client, Madriani begans a dangerous search for the truth- in the solier's shadowey past in the vitume deadly secrets..
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One of Martini's best! Don't miss this one.