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"CRIMINALLY ENTERTAINING." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)



"The Plea is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year. It's a blast."
-- John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels

"Rip-roaring legal thriller ... Twisty, bloody, and convincing." -- Ian Rankin

Eddie Flynn earned his law degree in the school of hard knocks. Now this con-artist-turned-criminal defense attorney is about to take on his toughest case yet.


Billionaire David Child swears he didn't murder his girlfriend, Clara -- even if the evidence suggests otherwise. Home security video showed no intrusion. The murder weapon was in David's own car. He seems guilty as charged. So why won't he plead guilty?

Meanwhile, the FBI needs David's help in taking down a huge money laundering scheme. Now it's up to David's lawyer, Eddie, to get him to take a plea bargain. Otherwise the FBI will use incriminating files on Eddie's wife to send her to jail. Still, David insists that he didn't murder anyone. . .

As the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, Eddie becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth. With adversaries threatening, Eddie has to find a way to prove David's innocence and find out if there's any way he might have been framed. But the stakes are high: Eddie's wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI ...

"If you're a fan of John Grisham ... you will be a fan of Steve Cavanagh." -- Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author



About the Author

Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast and is a practicing lawyer. He is married with two young children. The Defense was longlisted for the UK Crime Writer's Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for THRILLER OF THE YEAR 2015, and shortlisted for two Dead Good Readers Awards for MOST RECOMMENDED BOOK and BEST ENDING.

Steve writes fast-paced legal thrillers set in New York City featuring former con artist, turned trial lawyer, Eddie Flynn. The Defense is his first novel. The Plea is released in the USA in August 2017.

Find out more at www.stevecavanagh.com or follow Steve on Twitter @SSCav



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