The law to secure his daughter s release there is no estion about what he intends on doing Using his legal skills and gritty personality Flynn is able to bend the rules though whether it is to his advantage remains in The Elephants Journey uestion There are other characters who help to keep the story moving effectively Cavanagh depicts them perfectly and keeps the reader on their toes as plot twists stackp throughout With a strong story and some great action in the middle of a high impact thriller Cavanagh has set the ground for a great series here I cannot wait to get to the Next Book Which Is Sure To Add To The Eddie book which is sure to add to the Eddie backstoryKudos Mr Cavanagh for a great start to the series You have a great handle on the legal thriller genre and I will certainly continue with this series Lovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge 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 been practicing law after the overwhelming guilt he feels after defending Ted Berkley and getting him acuitted of attempting to abduct Hanna Tublowski only for him to go on to savagely assault and rape her later He is separated from his wife Christine and
living for the times he gets to see his precious daughter Amy To Eddie s tter horror he for the times he gets to see his precious daughter Amy To Eddie s tter horror he forced to defend Olek Volchek a Russian Mafia boss on a charge of murder for instructing Benny his enforcer to kill a
man Volchek is not expecting to get off and has Eddie wear Volchek is not expecting to get off and has Eddie wear bomb jacket to kill the main witness Benny in court To ensure that Eddie does exactly what he is told Amy has been taken Arturus Volchek s right hand man is managing the court proceedings and Eddie s defenceEddie is terrified out of his mind and for good reason his ex law partner Jack and his wife have been gruesomely killed and the threats against Amy do not bear thinking about Eddie finds himself have to fall back on his skills acuired as a grifter and ace conman a past he thought he had left behind Anomalies and odd events soon make it clear that there is much going on than a plan to evade justice and kill the prosecution s main witness nothing is as it seems Eddie has to dig deep and se his trusty intuitiion to work out what is really going on ensure his daughter Amy is nharmed and prevent an atrocity occurring However all the odds seem to be against him and he cannot trust the police or the FBI to help As time begins to run out he is forced to rely on his saviour Judge Harry Ford his childhood friend now a crime boss Jimmy The Hat and the LizardI am so glad I eventually got round to reading this it sets Changing Face of the Hero up the series beautifully with its tense and fast paced action ride It establishes Eddie as a charismatic protagonist a man who finds that there is not much to differentiate his previous career as a con man and that of being a lawyer He has the street smarts and the intelligence and he needs them to stay one step ahead of the catastrophe buildingp all around him and to ensure the safety of Amy The short chapters keep the reader engaged as you The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry unreservedly cheer for Eddie to succeed A compelling crime thriller that is pure drama that has you avidly turning the pages till you finish A fabulous read not many legal thrillers are as good as this Highly recommende. DaughterUnder the scrutiny of the media and the FBI Eddie mustse 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 impossibleLose this case and he loses everythi. .
Ynn 1 The Defence So glad I did The audio version of this was brilliant So much fun The Story Eddie is having a REALLY bad day First thing he is eating breakfast the next he is in court where he swore he would never be again defending a mob boss with a bomb around him about to go off at any minute And they have his 10 year old daughter and are going to kill her if he doesn t win this case My Thoughts Oh man I Loved It NON STOP ACTION it NON STOP ACTION TWIST AFTER TWIST I got through this one so StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story uickly because I could not stop listening It was like reading an action movie It literally did not stop And I just LOVED the courtroom stuff I mean sure you have to suspend your beliefs slightly but that s what books are for DAMMIT The writing was fabulous I really enjoyed the way he describes complex legal mumbo jumbo easily so that anyone cannderstand what is happening and it was just so darn clever with those twists and turns I have already purchased the next one I LOVED IT What did I think of the audio version Like a movie in my ears Absolutely fantastic I was a bit sad when it ended but happy because there are MORE IN THE SERIES Would I recommend The Defence Yes absolutely I thought it was just fantastic I am sure most thriller fans will enjoy this one Especially if they love a bit of courtroom drama and crazy twists For reviews check out my Blog Instagram Twitter Facebook 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 bottle when things were not going well and with a past as a con artist Flynn has alienated his family and pushed himself close to being disbarred After he takes over a murder trial for his former partner Flynn has no idea what he s agreed to do Approached by the Russian mafia Flynn is told that he will smuggle a bomb into the courthouse and plant it on the witness stand so that the prosecution s witness meets an It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life untimely demise To help convince the lawyer Flynn is told that his daughter is in the custody of the Russians who are happy to kill her if the need arises With all the pressure putpon him Flynn tries to find legal loopholes that will allow
him to win this case for his client without being implicated in any violent acts Worried thatto win this case for his client without being implicated in any violent acts Worried that might still be harmed Flynn seeks outside help only to discover that there are moles on both sides at every turn Walking on eggshells Flynn advances the case to the point that Witness X is set to testify he who is supposed to be blown Lignin Biodegradation up With Amy not yet safe and the threats mounting Flynn must decide how to play it all and leave him able to live with himself An intense legal thriller with twists that will keep the reader wanting to know Recommended to those who love legal thrillers as well as the reader who enjoys seeing the little guy fight for parity I always enjoy learning about new authors and the series they create that have earned much praise The debut legal thriller has all the elements needed for a good series with a lawyer whose luck seems to have run out and a client who refuses to accept anything but an acuittal Eddie Flynn has a wonderful backstory a lawyer whose skills are high but personal choices lead much to be desired Allowing work to take over his life Flynn alienates those who are most important When placed in thenenviable position of having to break. 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 AmyEddie only has 48 hours to defend Volchek in an impossible murder trial and win if wants to save his. Who knew that a good defense attorney should also be a good pickpocket Eddie Flynn grew Pure Chance up on the streets running cons andsing his light fingered skills to make a living before deciding to pursue "A Law Degree Fortunately This Uniue Skill "law degree Fortunately this The Lady and the Lionheart uniue skill comes in handy when forced to take on a crucial case for a Russian mob bossThe plot moves fast and furiously between the courtroom Russian mobsters the Italian mafia and even FBI agents The writing has a screenplay feel and the plot definitely does Leave believability behind and enjoy Cavanagh s taut action in this first offering featuring Defense Attorney Eddie Flynn The Defense gripped me from the first page and was a compelling courtroomaction drama The thrills action and intrigue never letp I was riveted by its intensity throughout Although this was the first of a series any of the Eddie Flynn crime novels can be read as a stand alone Eddie was an expert con man before becoming a lawyer He was accomplished in such skills as swindler grifter and sleight of hand artist After becoming a lawyer he felt the two occupations had a lot in common He freuently ses con man trickery in court in search of justice Eddie has not tried a case in over a year He is consumed by guilt by the horrible outcome of his last case After defending a man accused of raping a young woman he was set free only to abduct the same victim again She was found horribly injured and her body suffered some permanent damage Eddie started drinking heavily finally going into rehab His wife left him The light of his life is his 10 year old daughter Amy Thoughts of her occasional visits and freuent phone calls are what sustains him Thrills and dangerous situations begin on page one and kept me riveted to every page His ex law partner Jack was to conduct the defence of a brutal Russian crime boss Valchek He was nable to carry out the demented orders and met a gruesome end Valchek is to be tried on a murder charge after instructing one of his gang members Benny to kill a man Eddie is being forced by the Russian mob to wear a concealed bomb in his jacket and blow p the witness Benny in court to prevent his testimony He is also ordered to find a way to free Valchek Eddie s daughter Amy has been kidnapped and Eddie told nspeakable things will to her before she is murdered If Eddie fails told Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church unspeakable things will happen to her before she is murdered If Eddie fails his impossible orders both he and his daughter will die A terrified Eddie must employ every skill he learned in law school the court and as a former con man He gradually learns that there are many cons deceptions double crosses and twists and he is the victim of one of the biggest cons of all He has been setp to take the blame when the bomb he is forced to carry is detonated and the mob has no intention of letting himself or his daughter live regardless of the outcome of the trial Eddie is faced with 48 hours to successfully defend Valchek and against all odds save his beloved daughter s life and his own It is impossible to imagine any way he can succeed Along with the twisty courtroom drama we have some spellbinding suspenseful action scenes I will definitely read books by Steve Cavanagh 45 StarsI picked p 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 start a series from the beginning So I thought I would check out Eddie Fl. The truth has no place in a courtroom The truth doesn't matter in a trialThe only thing that matters is what the prosecution can proveEddie Flynn sed to be a con artist Then he became a lawyer Turned out the two weren't that differentIt's been over a year since Eddie vowed never to set foot in.