Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty.
Who would you fight for?
'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly
'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin
When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm.
Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice.
But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client's innocence.
But the stakes are high - his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . .
Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh:
'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham
'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales
'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson
'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.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood
'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, author of The Search
If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:
1. The Defence
2. The Plea
3. The Liar
* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *
Customer ReviewsSee All
ThePlea - as good as Grisham
Read this book in a day; fantastic read from someone who writes every bit as good as Grisham, Coben, Patterson and Baldacci. Brilliant plot with suspense held write until the last paragraph
Cavanagh cuts it
Another great crime thriller from Steve Cavanagh, building on the success of The Defence. The whole remit of Eddie Flynn being a hustler first and a lawyer second is a great one, and that you're in the moment with Flynn, his voice telling you almost all his thoughts in the first person narrative. Enough is held back to keep it tense to almost the last page.
My only quibble is that the prose is rather florid and overwritten in a section near the end when his spare wit is so winning the rest of the time.