Paul Madriani, the brilliant defense attorney from Compelling Evidence and Prime Witness, is back in a complex web of murder and deceit -- this time within his own family. His wife Nikki has just died of cancer. On her deathbed, Nikki made Paul promise to look after her younger sister, Laurel Vega, who is mired in a bitter child-custody battle with her ex-husband, a powerful state senator.
When Jack Vega\'s new wife is found slain execution-style, Laurel becomes the prime suspect. Paul -- remembering his promise to his wife -- has no choice but to take Laurel\'s case. But as he tries to mount a defense and probes deeper into the lives of those involved, he discovers a trail of betrayal and duplicity that hides the truth at every turn.
A gripping drama that spirals toward its shattering conclusion, Undue Influence is a brilliant work from the author hailed by the Los Angeles Times as \"the newest superstar among fictionalizing attorneys.\"
Paul Madriana made a deathbed promise to his wife to help her sister Laurel wina custody battle against Jack Vega. But when Jack's new wife is found shot to death in her bathtub-and Laurel is caught fleeing with crucial evidence--things heat up. Madriani knows some things about this case but he doesn't know if his sister-in-law is guilty of murder.
This is a very exciting courtroom thriller. I loved this book.
An excellent courtroom drama
This book was written well and keeps you on the edge of your seat. It's a hard read to put down. Steve Martini's explanations of scenes and things in the book are just awesome. You can visualize the characters and the descriptions of the places they are. I love a good murder mystery and this is top notch.
I have become addicted to Steve Martini and his central character Paul Madriani. This is a real page-turner. I stayed up until 4:00 am reading this book!! Paul Madriani made a deathbed promise to his wife to help her sister Laurel win a custody battle against Jack Vega. But when Jack's new wife is found shot to death in her bathtub---and Laurel is caught fleeing with crucial evidence---things heat up.
this is a GREAT book. you dont figure it out until the very end. It's really good.
***** One of Martini's best
Becareful what you promise your dying wife. When Paul Madriani promises to help his wifes sister win a custody battle, things get suddenly complicated. And Paul is not sure if his Sister In Law is guilty of a murder or now.
Good read for Steve Martini I really like his character Paul Madriani.
Paul made a deathbed promise to his wife to help her sister Laurel win a custody battle against Jack Vega. But when Jack's new wife is found shot to death in her bathtub, and Laurel is caught fleeing with crucial evidence, things heat up.
All the books in this series are fun to read.
good courtroom drama with twists
Any book by Martini is good.
Husband read this and loved it!
Paul Madriani has the unwanted task of defending his sister-in-law in a murder trial that has enough twists and turns to give you a whiplash! Almost had it figured out until the shocking ending!!
Exciting and intriguing! Excellent and easy read!