NEW AUTHOR ALERT!
The Defense (Eddie Flynn legal thrillers Book 1) by Steve Cavanagh
This is the first novel by Steve Cavanagh, who lives in Ireland. I’m always happy to find a new author whose books I enjoy. So far, he’s had two legal thrillers in his Eddie Flynn series published in the UK with a third book in the series to be published soon. Only the first book, The Defense, is currently available in the USA but the second novel in the series will be published here in February 2018.
Eddie Flynn is a tough New Yorker. His dad was a con man, and so was Eddie for a number of years. Then a judge encouraged him to go to law school and he practiced as a lawyer for awhile. When the book opens, he’s traumatized and unable to practice law due to a case he handled a year ago. He’s having breakfast in his favorite diner when a member of the Russian mob sticks a gun in his back and informs Eddie that he starts practicing law again today – or the Mob will kill his daughter, who they just kidnapped. Eddie is driven to the courthouse and given a suit and a set of case files on his new case – a murder case where he will defend the head of the Russian Mob.
Eddie has 48 hours to figure out how to salvage the case and his daughter’s life. It’s a race against the clock and a cat-and-mouse game against a terrifying opponent.
This is a page turner of a legal thriller by a promising new author. I liked this book a lot.
The Defense (Eddie Flynn legal thriller series Book 1) by Steve Cavanagh, Flatiron Books, May 2016, 320 pages.
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