The Defense

The Defense

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.

Title:The Defense
Edition Language:English
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    The Defense Reviews

  • Julie

    The Defense by Steve Cavanagh is a 2016 Flatiron publication. After reading all the glowing reviews for ‘Thirteen’, I’ve been dying to tap into the Eddie Flynn series. This first book in the ser...

  • Paromjit

    This is the first thrill ride of a legal thriller featuring lawyer and con artist Eddie Flynn set in New York. I have read the other two, and loved them, and this one is just as great. Eddie has not b...

  • Bibi

    I've read three of Cavanagh's books in the past two weeks and The Defense is equally a gripping edge-of-your-seat thriller featuring our hero, con artist turned lawyer, Eddie Flynn. If you like Jac...

  • Matt

    Turing my attention to a new series, I wanted to try Steve Cavanagh’s legal thrillers, which have been recommended to be over the years. Eddie Flynn is a lawyer with a sordid past. Having hit the bo...

  • Victoria

    What do you get when you combine an outrageous plot, a crafty lawyer, Russian mobsters and a few Mafiosi for good measure? A rip-roaring, page-turning legal thriller that stretches incredulity, but yo...

  • Melissa (Mel?s Bookshelf)

    4.5 StarsI picked up the thriller Thirteen on audible before realising it was the 4th in a series. Although I probably could have started there, I have learned in the past that it is really better to ...

  • Alan Cotterell

    RivettingHaving read Thirteen, I knew I had to read the rest of the series. Sometimes that can be a mistake, but not this time. Right from the first page you get pulled in by the action. As Eddie goes...

  • Carolyn

    The Defense gripped me from the first page and was a compelling courtroom/action drama. The thrills, action and intrigue never let up. I was riveted by its intensity throughout. Although this was the ...

  • Paul O'Neill

    This was a blast...This was a fast paced, action / legal thriller which jump started from the first page and didn't let up until the end. Good for some escapism but I don't think I'll remember much o...

  • Kathleen

    Who knew that a good defense attorney should also be a good pickpocket! Eddie Flynn grew up on the streets running cons and using his light-fingered skills to make a living before deciding to pursue a...