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The Defence

Win the trial. Or lose his life.

By Steve Cavanagh

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Nail-biting tension and exhilarating action - a brilliant debut legal thriller that fans of John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly will love.

Eddie Flynn used to be a con artist. Then he became a lawyer. Turned out the two weren't that different.

It's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in a courtroom again. But now he doesn't have a choice. Olek Volchek, the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, has strapped a bomb to Eddie's back and kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter, Amy.

Eddie only has forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if he wants to save his daughter.

Under the scrutiny of the media and the FBI, Eddie must use his razor-sharp wit and every con-artist trick in the book to defend his 'client' and ensure Amy's safety. With the timer on his back ticking away, can Eddie convince the jury of the impossible?

Lose this case and he loses everything.

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  • ISBN: 9781409152309
  • Publication date: 12 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 320
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THE DEFENCE is everything a great thriller should be and I can't wait to see more of Eddie Flynn — Mark Billingham
Part classic courtroom drama in the John Grisham tradition and part Bruce Willis-like action hero fiction straight out of the Die Hard franchise, this is a rip-roaring action-packed and highly entertaining debut — IRISH INDEPENDENT
[It] reads a lot like a courtroom drama that Lee Child might write about Jack Reacher's younger, hotter-headed brother . . . This is afoot-to-the-floor thriller that pulls out with tyres smoking and takes no prisoners until it judders to a halt 400 pages later — IRISH TIMES
'Puts the "thrill" back in "legal thriller". Non-stop action, unexpected and totally cool plot twists, a sympathetic genius of a con-man/attorney, and a clock that never ever ever stops ticking -- this isn't narrative drive, it's rocket-like narrative propulsion! Hop aboard and enjoy the ride!' — John Lescroart, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author
'Imagine THE VERDICT's Frank Galvin crossed with THE FIRM's Mitch McDeere and you'd get something like Eddie Flynn, the quick thinking, troubled, kinetic lead of Steve Cavanagh's debut thriller . . . A deliriously fast and enjoyable ride from the next big Irish crime fiction star. Highly recommended' — Adrian McKinty, author of the Sean Duffy series
Get ready for a legal thriller that'll grab you by the throat . . . Eddie Flynn makes his explosive debut — Gerard Brennan
Cavanagh's stellar debut provides everything a reader could ask for in a thriller - nail-biting suspense, a Russian nesting doll of a plot, and an original and compelling lead — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
A full-on thrill-ride that hits the gas on page one and doesn't let up until the end. Steve blends a taut legal thriller with a ticking-clock suspense plot and throws in a great protagonist in the form of Eddie Flynn that readers will want to see again and again. A terrific debut — Stuart Neville
Like Mickey Haller and Mitch McDeere before him, readers will love lawyer Eddie Flynn, the star of this high-octane, hugely entertaining legal thriller. On the evidence of this blistering debut, we'll be hearing much more of Steve Cavanagh — Brian McGilloway, author of LITTLE GIRL LOST and HURT
Steve Cavanagh manages to pull off not only a terrific courtroom drama, but also a bit of an edge of the seat thriller, some witty and darkly humorous moments and a character you will fall in love with — LIZ LOVES BOOKS
Thriller readers, Michael Connelly readers, book readers, pick up THE DEFENCE, I almost guarantee you won't regret it. An addictive read from start to finish and one that I have no hesitation in recommending — BOOK ADDICT SHAUN
It's a book you're not going to want to miss. I finished this last night and ended up dreaming of kidnapped children. That's how good this book is — REBECCA BRADLEY CRIME
It's sharp, clever and a brilliantly executed thriller. And it's not often I write those words. THE DEFENCE is a great debut, and here's hoping there's more of Eddie Flynn to come — RAVEN CRIME READS
I was entertained from the turn of the first page until its frenetic ending. It was never a case of will he or won't he succeed it was how. It's the strength of this how that makes the book so engaging and clever . . . a fast paced courtroom thriller that is so much more than a prosecutor, a defence lawyer and a ruthless defendant. This is one book I'd love to see made into a film — MILORAMBLES
'If anything the reviews were giving faint praise - this is a really really impressive debut novel.' — MF Bailey
A fantastic summer-read, hours lost as the pages turned freely. Steve Cavanagh and Eddie Flynn are names to keep an eye out for. I'll be around for the next one. Guaranteed. — Written by Sime
'From the first paragraph to the last, this is a legal thriller you will not want to put down.' — WOMAN'S WAY
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Alex Michaelides
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The brilliantly gripping, record-breaking 2019 thriller that everyone is talking about - soon to be a major film.What your favourite thriller writers are saying about THE SILENT PATIENT:'A totally original psychological mystery' - DAVID BALDACCI'Smart, sophisticated suspense' - LEE CHILD'Absolutely brilliant' - STEPHEN FRY'The perfect thriller' - A. J. FINN'Highly recommended' - C.J. TUDOR'Genuinely chilling' - SHARON BOLTON'A hugely impressive debut' - STEVE CAVANAGH'Impossible to put down' - MARK EDWARDS'The definition of a page turner' - JOHN MARRS'A neatly woven, intelligently written story' - ALI LAND'One of the best thrillers I've read this year' - CARA HUNTER**************Blurb:ALICIAAlicia Berenson writes a diary as a release, an outlet - and to prove to her beloved husband that everything is fine. She can't bear the thought of worrying Gabriel, or causing him pain.Until, late one evening, Alicia shoots Gabriel five times and then never speaks another word.THEOForensic psychotherapist Theo Faber is convinced he can successfully treat Alicia, where all others have failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, his discoveries suggest Alicia's silence goes far deeper than he first thought.And if she speaks, would he want to hear the truth?THE SILENT PATIENT is the gripping must-read debut thriller of 2019 - perfect for fans of THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW by A.J. Finn, THIRTEEN by Steve Cavanagh and THE GIRL BEFORE by JP Delaney. Publishing in over 45 countries, and with the film coming from Oscar winning Plan B Productions, THE SILENT PATIENT is the only thriller you need to read in 2019.**************PRE-ORDER THE MOST ANTICIPATED THRILLER OF 2019 NOW!

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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THIRTEEN: the serial killer isn't on trial. He's on the jury.'This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child******************BEFORE YOU READ THIS BOOKI WANT YOU TO KNOW THREE THINGS:1. The police are looking to charge me with murder.2. No one knows who I am. Or how I did it.3. If you think you've found me. I'm coming for you next.After you've read this book, you'll know: the truth is far more twisted...******************'A fantastic read. You won't be able to put this down.'Luca Veste'A fantastic standalone thriller. Punchy, ridiculously gripping, fast-paced, clever. Beautifully-plotted and incredibly fun to read. He's done it again. SUPERB.' Will Dean'In the words of the great Jim Ross, "Good Gawd Almighty". What a heck of a year or so for Steve Cavanagh: his fourth novel THIRTEEN sold like hotcakes and was on many 'best of the year' lists, his third tale THE LIAR won the CWA Gold Dagger, and now this. Best yet? Devoured it in a day.' Craig Sisterson'A corkscrewing rollercoaster of thrills, switchbacks, loop-de-loops and screaming good fun. Add it to your wish list!' Mark Edwards

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For better, for worse... marriage is a dangerous game.Rebecca didn't know love was possible until she met Paul, a man with a past as dark as her own. Their demons drew them together with an irresistible magnetism. But twenty years later, Paul and Rebecca are on the brink of collapse as the damage and secrets that ignited their love begin to consume their marriage.When Paul catches the attention of the police after two women go missing in quick succession, Rebecca discovers Paul's elaborate plan to build a new life without her, and hatches a devastating plan of her own to get revenge. And it could end absolutely everything. With a Shakespearean twist that rivals the best books in the genre, The Woman Inside is the unmissable thriller of 2019.Perfect for fans of The Woman in the Window and The Wife Between Us, and TV shows Big Little Lies and The Affair.

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Steve Cavanagh
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THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.HE'S ON THE JURY...****************'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough'Outstanding.' Lee Child'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh'One of the most mercilessly compelling thrillers you will read this decade' Chris Brookmyre****************'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?'Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game.Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one.This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.But there's someone on his tail. Someone who suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial.Kane knows time is running out - he just needs to get to the conviction without being discovered.****************THIRTEEN REASONS WHY ... YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK:'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' Lee Child'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' Clare Mackintosh'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' Simon Kernick'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.' Ruth Ware'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly'Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.' Mark Billingham'Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.' Craig Sisterson'Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.' Emma Kavanagh'Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!' Angela Clarke'An absolute cracker.' Susi Holliday'Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.' Mason Cross'An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.' Cass Green

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