Blood Flag (Mass Market)
A Paul Madriani Novel
William Morrow, 9780062328984, 464pp.
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
“Martini keeps getting better and better.” —Tennessean (Nashville)
When Emma Brauer is blamed in the mercy killing of her aged father, Robert Brauer, Paul Madriani steps in to defend her. Insisting she’s innocent, Emma tells Madriani about a package sent to her father by a fellow World War II veteran, containing only a key and a slip of paper. Emma fears that it is connected to her father’s death and that his real killer is still out there…
Driven by the belief that she’s innocent and might be right, Madriani digs into Robert Brauer’s military history. He discovers that other members of Robert’s army unit have also recently died—under suspicious circumstances.
Madriani uncovers a trail leading to a mysterious talisman—a feared Nazi relic known as the Blood Flag. Soaked in the blood of a fallen Nazi follower, the flag was displayed by Hitler in ceremonies until it went missing at the end of the war, turning it into an historic prize. Racing to locate the artifact before it falls into the wrong hands, Madriani is in for the fight of his life.
About the Author
Steve Martini is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including The Enemy Inside, Trader of Secrets, The Rule of Nine, Guardian of Lies, Shadow of Power, Double Tap, and others featuring defense attorney Paul Madriani. Martini has practiced law in California in both state and federal courts and has served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Praise For Blood Flag: A Paul Madriani Novel…
— Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
“The novel boasts the sure-handed, suspenseful storytelling that Martini’s fans have come to expect. Martini holds serve with his 14th Paul Madriani thriller, in which Hitler’s evil legacy continues to haunt survivors of World War II.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Get ready for a great read…. If 10 stars could be given, Martini rates them all.”
— Suspense Magazine
“Steve Martini’s writing is smooth, clear and easy to become immersed in. The integrity he writes into his characters feels as fresh as a Pacific Ocean breeze. A rewarding read with strong characters and an outstanding sense of realism.”
— Mystery Scene
“With plenty of surprises waiting just around each corner, Blood Flag is a fast-paced thriller that picks up steam on its way to a shocking, climactic ending that most readers will not see coming.”
“The spooky, conspiratorial tone and nature of “Blood Flag” harks to those great Robert Ludlum international romps. . . . A slam-bang tale with as many twists as pages. A perfect summer read.”
— Providence Journal on Blood Flag