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The Devil's Advocate: The Sunday Times Bestseller and follow up to THIRTEEN and FIFTY FIFTY

Steve Cavanagh

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Crime & mystery

The new thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Steve Cavanagh

'The Devil's Advocate makes your palms sweat and your blood run cold; the terrific trial scenes out-Grisham John Grisham.' The Times
'This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' LEE CHILD
'Top notch thrills and courtroom drama' SHARI LAPENA
'A terrific writer. He has talent to burn.' DON WINSLOW

A DEADLY PROSECUTOR

They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States.

A TWISTED RITUALISTIC KILLING

When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doesn't seem to matter to anyone that Andy is innocent.

A SMALL TOWN BOILING WITH RAGE

Everyone in Buckstown believes Andy is guilty. He has no hope of a fair trial. And the local defense attorney assigned to represent him has disappeared.

A FORMER CON-ARTIST

Hot shot New York lawyer Eddie Flynn travels south to fight fire with fire. He plans to destroy the prosecutors case, find the real killer and save Andy from the electric chair.

But the murders are just beginning.

Is Eddie Flynn next?
'Addictive, unpredictable and timely' WILL DEAN
'Gripping, twisty and smart' JANE FALLON

'THE beach read of the summer of 2021' ADRIAN MCKINTY

'Like a binge-worthy boxset in book form' PHILIPPA PERRY

'This is Steve Cavanagh's best yet' JO SPAIN

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Praise for The Devil's Advocate: The Sunday Times Bestseller and follow up to THIRTEEN and FIFTY FIFTY

  • Gripping, twisty and smart. - Jane Fallon

  • A great read! Top notch thrills and court room drama! - Shari Lapena

  • Addictive, unpredictable and timely (with a truly explosive conclusion). For me, Steve Cavanagh is the new John Grisham. Excellent. - Will Dean

  • This is Cavanagh's best yet ... I'm obsessed with Eddie Flynn and this is a masterpiece. - Jo Spain

  • Previous books in the Eddie Flynn series have won the Gold Dagger Award and The Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award, incredibly, however, The Devils Advocate might well be the best novel in the series so far. As usual Eddie is funny, resourceful and smart but in this one he meets his most villainous and intelligent opponent yet. Steve Cavanagh's take on the American system of criminal justice is both biting satire and exciting thriller a combo that makes Devils Advocate the beach read of the summer of 2021. - Adrian McKinty

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Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He practiced civil rights law and was involved in several high-profile cases; in 2010 he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace and won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history.

He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and lectures on various legal subjects (but really he just likes to tell jokes). His novel The Liar won the CWA Gold Dagger award while his follow-up novel Thirteen won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in 2019. Twisted was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. He is married with two young children.


Follow Steve on Facebook at facebook.com/SSCav1 and Twitter @SSCav

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