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The plea

by Cavanagh, Steve,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 21 copies
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Summary

" The Plea is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year. It's a blast."
--John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels

"Rip-roaring legal thriller...Twisty, bloody, and convincing." --Ian Rankin

An innocent client. A wife in jeopardy. A locked room mystery. Who will take The Plea ?

Billionaire David Child swears he didn't murder his girlfriend, Clara. But the evidence overwhelmingly shows that David killed her: the security video showed no one else entering their apartment, the murder weapon was in his car, and he was covered in gunshot residue he can't explain.

The FBI believes David's arrest and obvious guilt could help them take down a huge money laundering scheme--if they can get him to testify.

Con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn is given the job: persuade David to plead guilty and give the agents the evidence they need. If Eddie can't get David to take a plea bargain, the FBI has incriminating files on Eddie's wife--and will send her to jail. But David insists that he didn't murder anyone.

As the FBI pressures Eddie to secure the guilty plea, Eddie becomes increasingly convinced that David is telling the truth. With adversaries threatening, Eddie has to find a way to prove David's innocence and find out if there's any way he might have been framed. But the stakes are high: Eddie's wife is in danger. And not just from the FBI...

"Cavanagh's fast-paced, action-packed legal thriller is bound to grip John Grisham and Michael Connelly fans with its unexpected turns." -- Library Journal , starred review

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Talk about old wine in a new bottle. Here's Eddie Flynn, the con-man son of a con-man father, a dried-out drunk who's turned himself into a Manhattan criminal lawyer and discovered the professions aren't that dissimilar. Isn't a courtroom presentation one version of a long con? As Cavanagh develops his plot, it's not clear who's conning whom. The feds have demanded that Eddie defend a dotcom billionaire who's represented by a tony law firm the feds want to bring down. If Eddie can get the billionaire to plea-bargain, the feds can pressure him to testify against the firm. If Eddie won't play, they'll destroy his wife. This setup produces some stunning moments, like a car chase directed by cell phone. Plus delicious locked-room and what-the-police-missed detection. Too bad Cavanagh decided to explain the plot halfway through, creating a sag that the novel struggles to shake off. And there's a plot hole the size of Long Island near the end. But the action sequences and the courtroom hijinks make this worth a look.--Crinklaw, Don Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Feds make Manhattan con-artist-turned-attorney Eddie Flynn, the hardboiled hero of Cavanagh's criminally entertaining sequel to 2016's The Defense, an offer he can't refuse: unless Eddie hustles just-arrested young tech billionaire David Child (who isn't even his client yet) into pleading guilty to murdering his girlfriend as part of their plan to flip him against the respected but corrupt firm currently representing him, they will arrest Eddie's estranged wife, Christine White, a lawyer there, for participating (unwittingly) in a vast money-laundering conspiracy. Eddie quickly hits a huge problem: despite the superficially slam-dunk evidence against David, he's not convinced the terrified 22-year-old did it. Especially after a hit attempt nearly takes out the techie while he's still in a holding cell. From there the action turns fast and furious as, with the preliminary hearing and Feds' deadline looming, Eddie employs his very particular set of skills to try to keep David, Christine, and himself alive long enough to figure out who the real killer is-and how he's going to prove it. This is perfect for anyone who likes a locked-room mystery wrapped inside a legal thriller on steroids. Agent: George Lucas, Inkwell Management. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Criminal defense lawyers -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Legal fiction (Literature)
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First U.S. edition.
Language English
Description 358 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781250105561
1250105560
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