Saturday, 21 May 2016
The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
Thanks to Angela McMahon from Orion Crime and Orion, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.......
Harland & Sinton are a major Law firm based in New York that have operated a massive global fraud for years but the FBI know all about it and are onto them but they need witnesses to help them secure their case against them.
A major client from the firm, David Child is arrested for murder, the FBI draft in Eddie Flynn who was a con-artist now turned lawyer to secure David as his client and force him into testifying against the firm. Eddie's not the kind of man to be forced into anything let alone representing a guilty client or is it possible that Child is innocent and is just been framed for murder but Eddie has no choice as the FBI have incriminating evidence on Eddie's wife, Christine and if Eddie doesn't comply with them then she'll pay the price.............
I didn't like this.............I LOVED it. It was fantastic, full of action right from the first page, I raced through this book. The only time the story slowed down was the court room scenes which were excellently written too, you felt you where right there with the characters throughout the book. I'd have to say it's one of the best legal thrillers I've read in quite a while. I loved Eddie Flynn, he was such a bad ass character. I would even go as far to say that I'd love to see this been made into a TV series and I think that Damien Lewis (AKA Nicholas Brody from Homeland) would be excellent as Eddie Flynn, he was stuck in my head throughout reading The Plea.
The Plea is the second novel in the Eddie Flynn series, the first been The Defense which I never got around to reading but didn't feel that I had too to continue with the series. I hope that it won't be too long until we hear from Eddie Flynn again and see where Steve Cavanagh takes him next.
The Plea is available on Kindle and from all good bookstores and is currently £6.99 at the time of publication of this review.