Conviction - Juan Martinez


By Juan Martinez

  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 354 Ratings


Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation.

Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars.

Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years.

Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer.

With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.


  • Couldn't put it down!

    By Helana330
    Fast read, written so well. I was hooked all the way through!
  • Overly Self-Congratulatory

    By Ozcrome
    The facts of this case are very interesting, but the author’s overly self-congratulatory perspective is tiresome by the time your are 2/3 of your way through this book. Readers will notice that he never attributes any credit to anyone in his office, not even the paralegals who probably organized his walls of binders, secretaries who kept callers at bay, or other lawyers who may have pitched in an idea or helped cover other hearings. If you believe the author, it was him against the world. The arrogance is truly nauseating.
  • Conviction

    By simpy-Jess
    Well written. Enjoyed it very much
  • Amazing

    By StephMoNsTeR!
    I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I couldn't put this book down. Thank goodness for people like Juan Martinez. Juan Martinez's unwavering efforts to expose the truth put a murder in prison. I believe that had he not been the prosecutor in this case, a stone cold murder would have gotten away with it. Thank you Mr. Martinez for your service.
  • Truth was told

    By Lexipoo666
    Martinez did a wonderful job telling the readers the true story of what happened in the Travis Alexander murder. At times this nook gave me the chills, made me cry, mad angry.
  • Awesome

    By Sexeeval
    I bought this book when it first came out and I have been going through personal problems but I finally finished and it's an amazing book beginning to end! I'll most likely read it again 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼☺️
  • Conviction, by Juan Martinez

    By Skivil
    A great book by the Prosecutor who put Jodi Arias away for Life. Mr. Martinez did a great service to society, as she is a very dangerous and manipulative person who probably would have gotten away with 1st degree murder if he had not worked so tirelessly to convict her.
  • Conviction

    By Black Delta
  • BRILLIANT!!!!!

    By jessicadecker2237
    ASESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!! jUAN Martinez did an EXCELLENT job writing this book!!! Jodi got what she deserved and its all because of this BRILLIANT man!!!!! Thank you Juan Martinez!!!!
  • Repeat of trial

    By Amereck
    Well written but nothing new included. Did not exceed my expectations.