The Plea

  • Title: The Plea
  • Author: Steve Cavanagh
  • ISBN: 9781409152347
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Plea A must read for fans of Lee Child John Grisham and Michael Connelly Combining gripping action and ingenious plotting THE PLEA is the brilliant new legal thriller from the author of THE DEFENCE Fraud
    A must read for fans of Lee Child, John Grisham and Michael Connelly Combining gripping action and ingenious plotting, THE PLEA is the brilliant new legal thriller from the author of THE DEFENCE.Fraud Blackmail Murder It s all in a day s work for Eddie Flynn.For years, major New York law firm Harland Sinton has operated a massive global fraud The FBI are on to tA must read for fans of Lee Child, John Grisham and Michael Connelly Combining gripping action and ingenious plotting, THE PLEA is the brilliant new legal thriller from the author of THE DEFENCE.Fraud Blackmail Murder It s all in a day s work for Eddie Flynn.For years, major New York law firm Harland Sinton has operated a massive global fraud The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.Eddie s not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie s wife, Christine, and if Eddie won t play ball, she ll pay the price.When Eddie meets David Child he knows Child is innocent, despite the overwhelming evidence against him 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 just from the FBI, but from the firm itself.

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    About Steve Cavanagh


    1. Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law He currently practices civil rights law and has been involved in several high profile cases Selected for the Rising Stars programme 2015 ACES award winner 2015 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland The Defence is his debut novel Follow on twitter SSCav


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    1. The Plea is Steve Cavanagh’s follow up to the (entirely brilliant) The Defence, featuring once more the indomitable Eddie Flynn – one of those characters you completely fall in love with (just me? No I don’t think it is you know) and a fast paced, edge of the seat thrill ride of a story that is utterly addictive.From the killer opening to the intensely exciting ending The Plea doesn’t let up and fairly bombs along, with Eddie flung into a situation that tests his mettle once more and the [...]

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    2. The Plea’s opening chapter is bang on!!! I started reading it as soon as it arrived in the door, and I honestly couldn’t put it down! I read it at every opportunity, which included reading it aloud to my 16 month old daughter because I had gotten to another great bit and didn’t want to stop reading it!Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite characters in books, he’s just, I don’t know, so hangdog yet loveable!The Plea is an utterly brilliant thriller! I’m a sucker for a good [...]

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    3. Last year it was The Defense: This year it is The Plea. Steve Cavanagh has brought his delightful Eddie Flynn back for another fast paced courtroom adventure and I’m not complaining! Eddie Flynn is not your average suited and booted dull lawyer. He has special skills from his grifter background. He is clever, used to thinking out of the box and he’s so very engaging. No wonder I’m developing a massive soft spot for himThings get tricky for our Eddie, this time. There is someone with a gun [...]

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    4. 7/10I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I've never heard of the author before and I've read some good legal thrillers (e.g. The Lincoln Lawyer series) so I was unsure if this would impress me but a combination of an intriguing plot and fast writing made for an overall entertaining read but with a few flaws.The plot isn't particularly complicated but has enough strands to keep the pace up from the start. A conman turned lawyer (we'll skirt over this bit with a dose of stupidity medicine) is f [...]

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    5. The Plea – Eddie Flynn is the LawyerEddie Flynn in The Plea once again proves that he has more lives than the average cat, just as cunning and one hell of a survivor. You can creep and go like a lawyer going to heaven, but someone upstairs is looking down on Eddie Flynn and turning him in to the ultimate survivor, even better than Mick Haller.Steve Cavanagh is going from strength to strength with his creation of Eddie Flynn, he has once again created a legal thriller that gets better on every [...]

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    6. I tend to avoid legal thrillers but Mr. Cavanagh acquits (sorry!) himself well. The legal stuff is riveting, the con man stuff is fascinating, and add that to a likeable, smart hero and you have a very winning combination. I loved this book. This book ratchets up the tension very quickly and does not let up until the very last page. The hero, Eddie Flynn, is defending a client on trial for murder and at the same time trying to secure immunity for his wife. I learned some interesting forensics ti [...]

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    7. If you like clever, legal thrillers with action, humour and fast paced twists and turns then you really, really, really need to read The Plea - but first you must read The Defence which is book 1 in the Eddie Flynn series.It's difficult to express just how exciting these books are until you've read one.  Eddie Flynn is a brilliant character - an ex-conman/hustler now hotshot lawyer in New York who sees angles and opportunities everywhere.  He's clever, charming and if I ever get indicted for a [...]

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    8. Many thanks to Orion, the author and his lovely wife Tracy, as well as Liz Barnsley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.So this is what happened #bookjunkies. The fabulous Kate Moloney of Bibliophile Book Club raved…s, I mean RAVED about how great this author…Steve something or other book The Defence was. I had never heard of Steve Cavanagh but downloaded the book any way. And it sat on my TBR. Then the wonderful Liz Barnsley of Liz Loves Books messaged me and asked if I [...]

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    9. This novel kept me from doing anything else until I had finished! It is one of the best legal thrillers I have ever read. Eddie Flynn, con man and hustler, is a lawyer extraordinaire. He is at the point of dying and facing a killer who is going to shoot him when we meet him. We then travel back in time to discover how the hell he ended up in this position.Eddie is forced to defend David Child, a tech billionaire, on a murder charge where the evidence against him is overwhelming. He does so to pr [...]

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    10. This is one of those "stop what you're currently reading" and jump all over Steve Cavanaugh's "The Plea". This runaway train of a legal thriller will glue you to the chair with it's complex plot, compelling characters and relentless pace. Protagonist Eddie Flynn is a tough NY con man turned attorney who wants only to protect his estranged family and billionaire client, accused of murdering his girlfriend. It's gets complicated when he's leveraged by a CIA/FBI task force threatening his wife with [...]

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    11. I’ve read reviews which compare The Plea’s style to a mash-up of the fast paced action packed books by adventure/action author Matthew Reilly with the tense thrills and courtroom twists of John Grisham’s legal thrillers and can’t think of anything more fitting to describe the Eddie Flynn books by Steve Cavanagh.The Plea hits hard and fast. The opening pages see the former conman turned lawyer Eddie Flynn dodging bullets and fighting for his life before the story takes a breath and moves [...]

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    12. The Plea is the second book in the Eddie Flynn series by American author, Steve Cavanagh. Eddie Flynn is a former conman turned lawyer. He was, formerly, not too choosy about whom he defended. On Sunday March 15th, Eddie Flynn arrives at his office to find the FBI and the CIA rummaging through his files. They want him to steal a client from a prestigious law firm, convince him to plead guilty and then do a deal with the DA. David Child, wealthy social media developer, is the defendant in a murde [...]

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    13. Steve Cavanagh's second Eddie Flynn novel builds and improves on a decent debut. A twisty, tightly plotted legal thriller, 'The Plea' can stand with 'The Firm' or 'The Lincoln Lawyer'. While there are still a few unlikely developments and a couple of cases where Eddie, the first person narrator, withholds crucial information, Cavanagh maintains the fast, exciting pace throughout. The author has mastered the technique of using short chapters which finish on mini-cliffhangers that make you want to [...]

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    14. Full Review at: thequeenofblades.uA break from my usual reading. Truth is, I can't even remember requesting this from NetGalley. I so glad I did! After my request was approved, I discovered rather annoyingly that it was the second in the series. So I hopped over to my local library and picked up book 1.The Defence didn't have me quite convinced. But this has completed changed that! I was totally sucked in by it all. Eddie is one of the most real characters I've ever had the pleasure to read. The [...]

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    15. I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller/Lincoln Lawyer series, so when I was offered an ARC of THE PLEA via Netgalley I was prepared for an inferior version of a Haller novel. Happy to report that I was completely wrong. THE PLEA is a smart, fast-moving read that presents a seemingly open-and-shut case that the protagonist (conman turned lawyer Eddie Flynn) has to solve. It's not only his client's liberty at risk: Flynn's wife's freedom is also on the line. And when I say the pace is f [...]

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    16. Na de ijzersterke rechtbankthriller “De verdediging” (eerder uitgebracht als “Geen tijd om te sterven“) is “Het pleidooi” het tweede deel in de serie rond strafrechtadvocaat Eddie Flynn. De mensen die “De verdediging” hebben gelezen, weten wat ze te wachten staat: Een ijzersterke “legal thriller” in de stijl van John Grisham, maar dan beter. In het vorige boek moest Eddie Flynn het opnemen tegen de Russische maffia en had hij twee dagen de tijd om daarmee het leven zijn docht [...]

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    17. An excellent legal thriller that brings a freshness to the genre, shaking up standard tropes while delivering everything long-time fans of courtroom dramas will enjoy. Cavanagh has a particular talent for escalating tension, and Eddie Flynn, hustler and con-man turned defense attorney, is a terrific creation well worth following. Shades of Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer), while also being a unique character all of this own. A propulsive read that'll have you soldered to you [...]

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    18. A great legal thriller, with an element of a long con!A fan of this author!

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    19. Steve Cavanagh proves that his excellent debut novel The Defense was no fluke with this follow-up starring his ex-con man lawyer Eddie Flynn. The plot is plausible and the characters are believable and well drawn. There is a fair amount of actual courtroom drama in this entry and it is reminiscent of early Grisham and Turow. I will be looking forward to more Eddie Flynn stories.

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    20. An excellent sequel to the brilliant 'Defence'. Fast paced and smart with fantastic twists. This is not just a legal thriller, it's a good versus evil die hard of a book.

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    21. Just awesome No more words needed. Would give it six stars if I could

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    22. I've had the paperback of The Plea on my shelf for waaaaay too long, so I was looking forward to reading this - and I wasn't disappointed.I hadn't read the first book in the Eddie Flynn series, but it didn't matter - Cavanagh covers Flynn's back story in such a way, you don't feel like you're missing out (but I will go and read book 1 now!).Cavanagh demonstrates a great turn of phrase with The Plea - it's a smart, savvy and addictive read that had me waking up at 3am this morning to finish it.Hi [...]

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    23. I am definitely hooked on this series of courtroom dramas with the entertaining character of ex con man now lawyer Eddie Flynn. Eddie brings the tricks he learned on the streets to the New York court house and in this book he is fighting to save his wife's liberty by defending a software billionaire of murder whilst the CIA encourage him to push for a plea bargain. Lots of twists and turns but a cracking page turner . Highly entertaining, loved it.

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    24. Eddie Flynn needs to work out how he can ensure his client is found not guilty, save his wife and discover who has it in for his clientd he does. Short chapters with enticing last paragraphs makes this a page turn. The role of the secret services, ingenious questions, a healthy disregard for authority makes this a book you want to finish. How long Eddie's family can remain a part of this series is debatable, it almost seems like abuse the way they are dragged into the centre of the melee that Ed [...]

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    25. 4.5 rating. The reader finds itself entangled in another tale with our ex-con artist, turned lawyer Eddie Flynn. Steve Cavanagh hits another home run with this story. The supporting characters of this tale also adds to the intrigue, having the reader up to the end attempting to guess the outcome.

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    26. Another wonderful book in this really cleverly written series, humour, action and brilliant plotting makes it a 4+ Star read well recommended and so on to the next in the series and many thanks to the author.

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    27. Fiquei fã deste autor! Apesar de passadas nos mesmos ambientes e com grande parte dos mesmos personagens as narrativas são tão distintas que cada livro é uma surpresa. Adoro policiais de Tribunal, este deixou-me com vontade de mais!

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    28. Another excellent read from Mr Cavanagh.

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    29. I loved this book just as much as The Defence. It's storyline is so clever and kept me guessing right through the book.

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    30. This is an impossible-to-put-down book! A must read.

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