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 *
The Feds make Manhattan con-artist turned-attorney Eddie Flynn, the hardboiled hero of Cavanagh's criminally entertaining sequel to 2016's The Defense, an offer he can't refuse: unless Eddie hustles just-arrested young tech billionaire David Child (who isn't even his client yet) into pleading guilty to murdering his girlfriend as part of their plan to flip him against the respected but corrupt firm currently representing him, they will arrest Eddie's estranged wife, Christine White, a lawyer there, for participating (unwittingly) in a vast money-laundering conspiracy. Eddie quickly hits a huge problem: despite the superficially slam-dunk evidence against David, he's not convinced the terrified 22-year-old did it. Especially after a hit attempt nearly takes out the techie while he's still in a holding cell. From there the action turns fast and furious as, with the preliminary hearing and Feds' deadline looming, Eddie employs his very particular set of skills to try to keep David, Christine, and himself alive long enough to figure out who the real killer is and how he's going to prove it. This is perfect for anyone who likes a locked-room mystery wrapped inside a legal thriller on steroids.