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The Defence

Steve Cavanagh

8 Reviews

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Eddie Flynn, Fiction, Crime & mystery

Eddie Flynn has 48 hours to save his daughter...Nail-biting tension and exhilarating action in this brilliant legal thriller that fans of John Grisham and Lee Child will love.

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different.

It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy. Eddie only has forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if he wants to save his daughter.

Under the scrutiny of the media and the FBI, Eddie must use his razor-sharp wit and every con-artist trick in the book to defend his 'client' and ensure Amy's safety. With the timer on his back ticking away, can Eddie convince the jury of the impossible?

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Praise for The Defence

  • Imagine THE VERDICT's Frank Galvin crossed with THE FIRM's Mitch McDeere and you'd get something like Eddie Flynn, the quick thinking, troubled, kinetic lead of Steve Cavanagh's debut thriller ... A deliriously fast and enjoyable ride from the next big Irish crime fiction star. Highly recommended

  • Like Mickey Haller and Mitch McDeere before him, readers will love lawyer Eddie Flynn, the star of this high-octane, hugely entertaining legal thriller. On the evidence of this blistering debut, we'll be hearing much more of Steve Cavanagh

  • THE DEFENCE is everything a great thriller should be and I can't wait to see more of Eddie Flynn

  • Part classic courtroom drama in the John Grisham tradition and part Bruce Willis-like action hero fiction straight out of the Die Hard franchise, this is a rip-roaring action-packed and highly entertaining debut - IRISH INDEPENDENT

  • [It] reads a lot like a courtroom drama that Lee Child might write about Jack Reacher's younger, hotter-headed brother . . . This is afoot-to-the-floor thriller that pulls out with tyres smoking and takes no prisoners until it judders to a halt 400 pages later - IRISH TIMES

  • A taut legal thriller with a ticking-clock suspense plot and a great protagonist in the form of Eddie Flynn that readers will want to see again and again. A terrific debut

  • Get ready for a legal thriller that'll grab you by the throat . . . Eddie Flynn makes his explosive debut

  • 'Imagine THE VERDICT's Frank Galvin crossed with THE FIRM's Mitch McDeere and you'd get something like Eddie Flynn, the quick thinking, troubled, kinetic lead of Steve Cavanagh's debut thriller . . . A deliriously fast and enjoyable ride from the next big Irish crime fiction star. Highly recommended'

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