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The Defence (Eddie Flynn 1) - Steve Cavanagh

The Defence (Eddie Flynn 1) - Steve Cavanagh

Title: The Defence

Author:  Steve Cavanagh

ISBN:  9781407249971

Weight:  811g

Numbered signed first edition, first printing



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The Defence by Steve Cavanagh

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?

Lose this case and he loses everything.

Peer & Press Reviews

Part classic courtroom drama in the John Grisham tradition and part Bruce Willis-like action hero fiction straight out of the Die Hard franchise, this is a rip-roaring action-packed and highly entertaining debut.

The Irish Independent

Like Mickey Haller and Mitch McDeere before him, readers will love lawyer Eddie Flynn, the star of this high-octane, hugely entertaining legal thriller.  On the evidence of this blistering debut, we’ll be hearing much more of Steve Cavanagh.

Brian McGilloway, author of Little Girl Lost

A full-on thrill-ride that hits the gas on page one and doesn’t let up until the end.  Steve blends a taut legal thriller with a ticking-clock suspense plot and throws in a great protagonist in the form of Eddie Flynn that readers will want to see again and again.  A terrific debut.

Stuart Neville, author of The Final Silence

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: The Defence
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features: Worldwide, this is the only hardcover edition of this debut novel.
Edition background:

This numbered edition comes from a small print run of just 500 copies commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has an authentication page, tipped-in immediately before the title page, that confirms the book’s handwritten number

Book Number: 282 [of 500]
Series: An Eddie Flynn novel – book 1
Book features: Black cover with gold coloured text on spine, white endpapers. The text block has yellow-sprayed page edges.
Jacket features: Matt laminate finish.
Overall condition: Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Orion Books
Awards and prizes: CWA Steel Dagger Award 2015 – longlist
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781407249971
ISBN 10: 1407249975
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 305
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 161 x 32mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Kennedy Monk

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