Title: Trader of Secrets
Author: Steve Martini
Publication Date: December 2011
Number of Pages: 496
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Trader of Secrets is my second Paul Madriani book and just as The Rule of Nine, you can read this one as a stand-alone book. It picks right up where The Rule of Nine left off and pretty much right with the character the reader wants to be with. If you need any details filled in from previous books, Martini does it for you with just enough to make you want to read the previous books. In my case I want to read them even more now! I love how Steve Martini can just weave a new character into it all and make you care about them. He also can make a new character feel established. Had I not read Rule of Nine I would have felt like maybe Joselyn Cole had been there the whole series. I also love that things changed a bit from this novel to the last and it felt just so seamless. There was tons of action and suspense but there was also mystery this run. He saves what the big weapon of mass destruction is till almost the end and it absolutely blew my mind. I spent hours wondering if there actually COULD be something like that. I also found myself wondering what would happen next for Paul and his crew due to something that happens at the end. I guess I’ll have to wait to find out!
Thank you to Partners in Crime Book Tours and the publisher for a copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review.