The Plea

The Plea

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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The Plea
Once again Steve Cavanagh has brought back the indomitable Eddie Flynn ,previous con man now a defence lawyer. It's impossible not to love Eddie and hi... READ MORE
Sally Boocock
The Plea
I read it in a day
I simply couldn't put it down, you think to yourself "one more chapter" but you can't stop because each chapter ends in such a cliff-hanger way that you mu... READ MORE
Leah Chapman


Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty.
Who would you fight for?


'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly
'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin


When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to persuade him to testify against the firm.

Eddie is not someone who is easily coerced, but when the FBI reveal that they have incriminating files on his wife, he knows he has no choice.

But Eddie is convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the deal, Eddie must find a way to prove his client's innocence.

But the stakes are high - his wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI . . .


Praise for race-against-time legal thriller writer, Steve Cavanagh:

'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham

'Cavanagh stands head and shoulders above the competition, with his skilfully plotted, action-packed and big-hearted Eddie Flynn novels . . . highly intelligent, twist-laden and absolutely unputdownable' Eva Dolan, author of the critically acclaimed Tell No Tales

'What a thriller! Breathlessly brilliant and fiendishly clever' Miranda Dickinson

'A cleverly constructed legal thriller combined with a classic locked-room mystery. Eddie Flynn is fast becoming one of my favourite fictional heroes and Cavanagh one of my favourite thriller writers.' S.J.I. Holliday, author of Black Wood

'Raymond Chandler could have created Eddie Flynn. THE PLEA is Phillip Marlowe and Michael Connolly's Mickey Haller combined, with a bit of Jim Thompson's THE GRIFTERS thrown in. A superb read with a main character destined to be one of the most talked about in crime fiction.' Howard Linskey, author of The Search


If you like John Grisham, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, you will LOVE the gripping and twisty Eddie Flynn series:

1. The Defence
2. The Plea
3. The Liar
4. Thirteen

* Each Eddie Flynn thriller can be read as a standalone or in series order *

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409152354
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 32 mm

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The Plea
Gripping and Thoroughly Recommended
From beginning to end, this book had me hooked and constantly shocked by the twists and revelations that seepes out as l read through this compelling novel... READ MORE
Chloe Fraser
The Plea
Great Read
Another great Steve Cavanagh book. Great story, twists and turns, riveting read.
The Plea
Another winner from Cavanagh
I absolutely loved The Defence, and somehow, The Plea was even better. I was completely hooked from page one, and just couldn't put it down. I can't wait t... READ MORE
The Plea
The Plea
Very happy to be back in Eddie's world and this was another geniusly plotted, action-packed and twisty legal thriller. Eddie yet again finds himself in a s... READ MORE
Karen Royle-Cross
The Plea
Highly recommend
All the Eddie Flynn books are brilliant and are read by all the readers in our family. Great storylines and characters which keep you wanting more.
Joanna Rollings