Published on 19 May 2016 by Orion and available here
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 secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.
Eddie’s not a man to be coerced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie’s wife, and if Eddie won’t play ball, she’ll pay the price.
When Eddie meets Child he’s convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 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.
*** The Plea by Steve Cavanagh Blog Tour Review ***
Last year it was The Defense: This year it is The Plea. Steve Cavanagh has brought his delightful Eddie Flynn back for another fast paced courtroom adventure and I’m not complaining! Eddie Flynn is not your average suited and booted dull lawyer. He has special skills from his grifter background. He is clever, used to thinking out of the box and he’s so very engaging. No wonder I’m developing a massive soft spot for him
Things get tricky for our Eddie, this time. There is someone with a gun pointing at Eddie. Eddie is about to die. How did it get to this? Eddie is struggling financially with his law firm and he could do with a bit of luck. Eddie is approached by the FBI, who want him to take on a mega-rich social networking geek, David Child, as a client. Child has killed his girlfriend and it looks like a pretty straight forward case. Eddie must get him to plea bargain and testify against a law firm his wife works for. Eddie’s estranged wife, Christine will be prosecuted and go to jail, if he refuses to act. She unwittingly is working for the corrupt law firm. Complications ensue a plenty. Eddie thinks Child is innocent of murder and he wants to help him out. He wants to protect both David Child and Christine. Can Eddie work out a solution? Can Eddie use his skills to prove Child innocent and get Christine out of harm’s way?
If you don’t normally read court room dramas, you must make an exception. These books are just full of intelligent wheeling and dealing. Top notch storytelling. Eddie Flynn is like the Del-Boy of the court room. The writing is pure gold, taking you to an earthy vibrant New York and the world of courts and crooks. Along the way, you are just itching for Eddie to pull it all off.
Superb, in a ‘I must not move a muscle til I have finished this book’ way. Eddie Flynn, you beauty! More please, Mr. Cavanagh. Recommended.
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