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The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
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The Plea – Eddie Flynn is the Lawyer

Eddie Flynn in The Plea once again proves that he has more lives than the average cat, just as cunning and one hell of a survivor. You can creep and go like a lawyer going to heaven, but someone upstairs is looking down on Eddie Flynn and turning him in to the ultimate survivor, even better than Mick Haller.

Steve Cavanagh is going from strength to strength with his creation of Eddie Flynn, he has once again created a legal thriller that gets better on every outing. The Plea builds on Flynn and gives him yet more depth but also just as many faults making you wonder how he is married and is able to be a criminal lawyer at the New York Bar.

The Plea is every bit as good as The Defence where we are introduced to Eddie Flynn and his interesting set of friends and colleagues. Eddie is a recovering alcoholic married to Christine with a young daughter called Amy, he will do whatever is necessary to protect them. Many know of his previous life before law school when he was a grifter a con artist of the highest order, someone who was a hustler on New York’s mean streets.

When he is instructed to defend an internet billionaire, David Childs for murder in a slam dunk case for the District Attorney he is not aware of the full picture of what is about to unfold in and out of the court room. Under pressure to make sure Childs takes a plea bargain from the Feds and that Childs pleads guilty from the DA, the future does not look bright for Flynn or Childs.

The Plea is every bit as good as The Defence, from its shock opening of Eddie Flynn being shot and the story of how he ended up in that position is second to none. One thing that does come across in the story is that you should never hustle a hustler and Flynn is the best in the business in and out of court.

This is a fantastic read, that like the cliché is a page turner keeps you on edge and with a few twists thrown in so the story is not predictable. Steve Cavanagh has created an excellent character that grows on you he might be a defective defence attorney but he is not one you would want to play poker against. Great story, great characters, do I really have to wait until the next book? ( )
  atticusfinch1048 | May 11, 2016 |
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For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case. When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm. Eddie's not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie's wife, Christine, and if Eddie won't play ball, she'll pay the price. When Eddie meets David Child he knows Child is innocent, despite the overwhelming evidence against him. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the plea, Eddie must find a way to prove Child's innocence while keeping his wife out of danger - not just from the FBI, but from the firm itself.… (more)

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