Steve Martini's latest Paul Madriani novel, "The Rule of Nine" (William Morrow Publisher, 390 pages) is not exactly the book to read while awaiting an "enhanced full body pat down" at the airport.
Seriously, in his latest bestseller featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani and his ongoing struggle with the elusive Mexican hitman known as Liquida, Martini, with a lawyer's lucidity, hones in on the outrageous gaps in homeland security.
Attorney Madriani becomes embroiled in the ultimate act of terrorism, a judicial coup d'etat, involving the use of an old airplane relegated to the boneyard.
Airline travelers may not take solace in Martini's fertile imagination, but readers will relish his wry wit and fast-paced plot of this page turner.
"The Rule of Nine" is a perfectly balanced Martini - dry, with plenty of spirit and garnished with a not too neat ending that will leave the reader thirsty for his next delicious legal thriller.