The Rule of Nine: A Paul Madriani Novel (Paul Madriani Novels)

By Steve Martini

“Steve Martini is knowledgeable at solid out of date, gimmick-free storytelling.”
—Steve Berry, writer of The Paris Vendetta

“Take it from a prosecutor—Steve Martini has created the most charismatic safeguard lawyers in mystery fiction.”
—Linda Fairstein, writer of Lethal Legacy

In The Rule of Nine, New York Times bestseller Steve Martini units his well known protagonist, protection lawyer Paul Madriani, at the path of a perilous extremist who’s hellbent on destroying the complete excellent courtroom with one lethal stroke. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette loves Martini’s “richly attention-grabbing characters, masterful plots, and lovely writing,” and his most recent blockbuster is a walk in the park to enthrall Brad Thor and Vince Flynn readers in addition to the ever-growing military of Paul Madriani fans.

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The plastic tarp blockading his view cracked within the stiff breeze off the Hudson. He seemed round to ensure there have been no police officers at the walkway. Then, utilizing hands, he reached up and ripped the tattered tarp quite a few inches in order that he may well declare a transparent view out. He wasn’t attracted to the location of the realm exchange heart. in its place his consciousness used to be interested in a space a number of blocks to the south and east of the place he used to be now status. It used to be the intersection of Fulton and Broadway, nearly lifeless heart in the midst of the monetary District. Wall road used to be just a stone’s throw away. The chilly battle could have been over, however the Russians and americans have been nonetheless locked in a dying spiral of ever extra deadly guns. while the us brought its greatest thermobaric machine on checklist, the large Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), and nicknamed it “the mom of All Bombs,” the Russians spoke back with the biggest vacuum bomb ever developed. Dubbing it “the Father of All Bombs,” it was once used to point a complete block of multi-story steel-reinforced concrete structures. In checking out it, they trigger the most important man-made nonnuclear blast in historical past. Now that the Russian shipment airplane have been pressured down in Thailand, Thorn needed to think that the yankee executive used to be good conscious of the kind and dimension of the gadget on board. whereas he hadn’t deliberate it, the downing of the Russian aircraft performed correct into his palms. Like a major, flashing neon signal. The feds will be racking their brains trying to find high-risk pursuits. Thorn was once already good prior to them. the cast fuel-air equipment used to be even more potent in an oxygen-controlled setting. in the event you may possibly introduce the gadget within, sturdy concrete partitions could serve in simple terms to exaggerate and concentration the blast. The more desirable the partitions, the better the strain wave, the farther it will trip. in fact, American army ordnance specialists might comprehend all of this. they might be advising the FBI and different legislation enforcement corporations consequently. selecting best pursuits wouldn’t be too tricky. the matter was once there have been too a lot of them. The specialists couldn’t most likely hide all of them. including to their difficulties, Thorn used to be already engaged in devilish video games of misdirection, forcing them to seem in a single position whereas he was once in one other. He puzzled if someone had ever thought of what the blast from a wide thermobaric weapon could do to the hardened concrete constitution surrounding the reactor of a nuclear strength plant. really if the gadget have been introduced from the air within the kind of a bunker-busting bomb. That reminded Thorn. He used to be going to need to make a decision for extra money. His estimates of the fee to shop for the aircraft have been too low. you are going to imagine that with the dismal nation of the airline and the variety of advertisement jets now littering boneyards everywhere in the desolate tract, there will be a fireplace sale. however it wasn’t the case. He had long past on-line and checked costs. The banks that held the mortgages on those planes have been now sitting on piles of taxpayer money. Having been bailed out, they have been challenging most sensible greenback for his or her securitized personal loan resources, for this reason airplanes for which that they had drastically overpaid in the course of the boom-boom instances sooner than the crash.

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