Funk Rating: 6.5 out of 10
I generally like the Paul Madriani novels that Martini writes. But I guess I prefer the legal thrillers rather than these "general" thrillers. This was pretty tricked up and bordered on being so far out there on the believability scale that I just couldn't engage. I think when novels get so far out there, they either have to poke fun at themselves, or they have to be sufficiently internally consistent that it works.
This one didn't work. I just felt like saying, "Ah, c'mon!" too many times. The main characters cross paths in wholly unrealistic ways, the heroes are unbelievably heroic with so much luck, skill, and rapid healing; the bad guys are so crazily interconnected to various bad things that it would take a cosmic puppetmaster to pull it off.
I'd leave this one on the shelf...