"A first rate legal procedual"
While floating in the water near San Diego, research
scientist Kalista Jordan contemplates what she can do next
to get ahead in her profession. The intelligent African-
American physicist knows all the angles and is setting in
motion her plan to replace her boss Dr. David Crone.
However, she runs into her apartment when she hears a
frightening noise only to have someone choke her to death.
Attorney Paul Madriani feels frustrated as his stubborn
client David, on trial for Kalista's murder, refuses to
cooperate in his own defense. Wondering if he represents a
guilty person, Paul concludes that he will do his job in
spite of his brilliant clients' efforts to stubbornly block
him and try to win an acquittal from the jury.
THE JURY reads like a modernized and updated Stanley Erle
Gardner Perry Mason legal thriller. The novel treats the
readers to a daily account of the trial and when court is
not in session readers get an insider's look into hard to
enter legal circles. The story line is very vivid,
especially when Steve Martini describes the courtroom
scenes. They feel so authentic the audience will feel they
sit in the docket. Clearly, this novel is in the running
for best legal procedural of the year, sending readers
running for more Martinis.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 1, 2001