The Plea is explosive, nail bitingly tense and hilarious by turns once I started, I just kept reading, and could hardly bear to put it down Eddie Flynn has the potential to become one of the stars of courtroom drama, and I for one can t wait to see what he will get up to next LIZZIE HAYES One of the most breathtakingly exciting crime novels I ve read this year, a gripping combination of courtroom drama, locked room mystery and conspiracy theory MORNING STAR Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly s Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson s THE GRIFTERS thrown in A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction Howard Linskey A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked room mystery Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers SJI Holliday In the crowded field of legal thrillers, Steve Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action packed and big hearted Eddie Flynn novelshighly intelligent, twist laden and absolutely unputdownable Eva Dolan Legal thrillers are my blind spot, but I ll always make an exception for Steve Cavanagh Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you ll read this year It s a blast John Connolly Fast moving, low punching, street hustling adventure Seriously superior airport read TIMES CRIME BOOK CLUB The Plea reads like an idiosyncratic cross between El Leonard and John Grisham, but bursts with its own individual flavour FINANCIAL TIMES Lively, clever and enjoyableCavanagh writes vividly about American injusticeThe constant action is interrupted only by absorbing courtroom scenes THE TIMES A gripping, twisty thriller Ian RankinSteve Cavanagh is a leading civil rights lawyer from Belfast, Northern Ireland His debut novel, The Defense, was nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Thriller of the Year InCavanagh represented a factory worker who suffered racial discrimination in the workplace, and won the largest award of damages in Northern Irelands legal history Cavanagh continues to write and practice law He is married and has two young children

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