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Shadow of Power

Steve Martini

The echoes of a murder reach deep into the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court in this electrifying new thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini. Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution-and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's-that threatens to divide the nation. Then Scarborough is brutally murdered and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people, doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes there is much more to the case, and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance. As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds race to find the missing Jefferson letter-and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a Supreme Court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the High Court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.

The echoes of a murder reach deep into the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court in this electrifying new thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini. Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution-and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's-that threatens to divide the nation. Then Scarborough is brutally murdered and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people, doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes there is much more to the case, and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance. As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds race to find the missing Jefferson letter-and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a Supreme Court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the High Court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.
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The echoes of a murder reach deep into the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court in this electrifying new thriller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani from New York Times bestselling author Steve Martini. Terry Scarborough is a legal scholar and provocateur who craves headline-making celebrity, but with his latest book he may have gone too far. In it he resurrects forgotten language in the U.S. Constitution-and hints at a missing letter of Thomas Jefferson's-that threatens to divide the nation. Then Scarborough is brutally murdered and a young man with dark connections is charged. What looks like an open-and-shut case to most people, doesn't to defense attorney Paul Madriani. He believes there is much more to the case, and that the defendant is a pawn caught in the middle, being scapegoated by circumstance. As the trial spirals toward its conclusion, Madriani and his partner Harry Hinds race to find the missing Jefferson letter-and the secrets it holds about slavery and scandal at the time of our nation's founding and the very reason Scarborough was killed. Madriani's chase takes him from the tension-filled courtroom in California to the trail of a Supreme Court justice now suddenly in hiding and lays bare the soaring political stakes for a seat on the High Court, in a country divided, and under the shadow of power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

37:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

38:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:30