Book Review: The Plea – Steve Cavanagh

Can I get a woop-woop! I’ve finished the 4th book of 2019, and what a treat that was! The Plea is the second book in the Eddie Flynn series. In my opinion it can be read as a standalone, although I would suggest to read The Defence (Eddie Flynn #1) first as it does refer to it a few times throughout.

The Plea – Steve Cavanagh

Score
/5
Published 2016 by Orion Books
Number of pages: 379

Purchased from eBay


When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI asks con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to take the case and force Child to plead guilty.

Eddie’s not a man to be easily coerced, but the FBI have incriminating files on his 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 only from the FBI, but from the firm itself.

 

“People believe what they can see.”

 

It’s official – Steve Cavanagh is my favourite author. The attention to detail in this book is remarkable. The Plea is so cleverly written and really a dazzling thriller. Super fast paced, with lovable (and a fair share of despisable) characters. The whole concept was so interesting to me. Also its impossible not to fall in love with Eddie. A character who is hell-bent on truth, smart, trusts his gut and is prepared to do anything to prove his client’s innocence, even if it means choosing between his client and his wife. (FYI it isn’t the first time his family is at risk because of his profession)

I caught on to the twist pretty early on, so it’s not quite the “Th1rt3en” but it’s a five out of five nevertheless and I recommend highly! I am yet to be disappointed with Cavanagh’s book.

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