Post Script: The Defence – Steve Cavanagh

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The Defence

Steve Cavanagh

Hachette Australia

Orion Books

ISBN: 9781409152309

 

Description:

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 View:

Hang up your disbelief on the rack by the door, show me your membership to the thriller enthusiasts club and then take a few calming deep breaths; commence reading. But before you start I have a duty of care to warn you, take heed of my advice, it is not given lightly; this book will thrill, captivate and enthral you. Clear your diary because once you start reading this you will not be able to put this down until the last page is turned and whilst you have your diary out please make an urgent booking for the physio or chiropractor or naturopath of your choice because after you have finished reading this your neck muscles will be so tense you will need a therapeutic massage to ease the pain! Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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2 thoughts on “Post Script: The Defence – Steve Cavanagh

  1. Let me guess, Carol – you liked this one? 😉 – Seriously, I’m very glad that you did. I keep hearing that it’s a fine thriller, and that’s good to hear. I usually get quite a lot of separation anxiety when my disbelief goes for a walk. But still, If you’re going to give your disbelief a break, a good thriller is a good reason for doing it.

    • Margot once I handed in my disbelief ( I got a ticket so I can get it back at the end) -it took just a few pages before I was caught in this sticky tangle of deceit, double cross, mob and slight of hand. It is an extremely good debut novel. I loved the court scenes – I can imagine these playing out in real life.

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