Book Review – The Defense by Steve Cavanagh

Goodreads Synopsis:

The truth has no place in a courtroom. The truth doesn’t matter in a trial.

The only thing that matters is what the prosecution can prove.

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 48 hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial—and win—if 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.

My Opinion:

From the very first page I was hooked…

I’d grown sloppy. That’s what happens when you go straight.
“Do exactly as I tell you or I’ll put a bullet in your spine.”

And on page 8 I said to myself – Ooooo this is going to be good!

The Defense is book one in the Eddie Flynn series and book four is to be published in May 2018. Whenever possible I prefer to start at the beginning of a series and I am incredibly happy I did because I think this is a series not to be missed!

Eddie Flynn is a former con artist turned attorney and I love this unusual character combination. His thought process comes from a completely different angle and it makes him incredibly interesting and different.

There is a lot of backstory covered throughout the book, giving the reader insight into his personal and professional life. The good, the bad, and the ugly! He is such a complex character, I think all of this backstory will only enhance the rest of the series.

This is a great read and my hunch is that this series is only going to get better and better! On to book two…

Book Details:

My Rating: 4/5
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Series: Eddie Flynn, #1
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: 3/12/2015
Pages: 320 (eBook)

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