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Steve Martini


(Steven Paul Martini)
USA flag (1946 - )

Steve Martini was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area and Southern California. An honors graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Martini's first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues, before gaining his law degree from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law.

In 1974 he entered private law practice in California where he appeared in both state and federal courts. During his law career he worked as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California , served as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program, and was an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer.

In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction. COMPELLING EVIDENCE, the novel that introduced attorney Paul Madriani, was published by Putnam in 1992. A national bestseller, that novel earned Martini a critical and popular following.
 
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Quicksand (1998)
William P Wood
"Gripping... bleeds with tension and suspense!"
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Double Bluff (2000)
Michael A Hawley
"A roller coaster of a read. It will keep you guessing until the very end."
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Red Hot Lies (2009)
(Izzy McNeil, book 1)
Laura Caldwell
"An emotional roller coaster of a thriller."
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Breathing Water (2009)
(Poke Rafferty, book 3)
Timothy Hallinan
"Cleverly crafted, masterfully written, characters and dialogue rooted in reality... Another wonderful read from an author who knows his business."
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The China Sea (2017)
Richard Herman
"A riveting, edge-of-the-seat novel."

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