The Defence - Steve Cavanagh
Reading Challenge Category: Back catalogue book wanted to read
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 forty-eight hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial - and win - if he 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?
I have been meaning to read the beginning of this series for ages now (well over a year!), but I’ve just not had the time. I finally found time! This certainly felt like the first book in a series and didn’t feel quite as sophisticated as the later ones I have read. However, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t just as thrilling, gripping and brilliant! I have obviously met Eddie in future books, but I didn’t know much about him and his history. We start to get the full picture in this book. His whole past, how and why he became a lawyer and his relationships. His daughter’s safety is threatened as part of this story. He hasn’t just taken on a legal case; he has been forced into defending the head of the Russian mafia. The characters were so unpredictable you honestly didn’t know who would come out alive or what would happen. I was surprised by how weak Eddie started off; as in the later books, nothing seems to faze him, or maybe I’m remembering that wrong? He seemed quite passive, but I was quite happy that as the book progressed, he became clever with his plans, and this kept me gripped to the story. I’m glad I found the time to go back to the beginning of this series, and I’m going to go straight onto book two!
- The Defence
- Date Started
- 23rd August 2022
- Date Finished
- 26th August 2022