The Plea

The Plea

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Baker & Taylor
Pressured by the FBI to secure a murder suspect's testimony against a corrupt law firm, con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn begins to believe the suspect is innocent in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary in a case that tests the limits of his skills on both sides of the law.

McMillan Palgrave

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



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Pressured by the FBI to secure a murder suspect's testimony against a corrupt law firm, con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn begins to believe the suspect is innocent in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary in a case that tests the limits of his skills on both sides of the law. By the author of The Defense.

Publisher: New York :, Flatiron Books,, [2018]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250105561
Branch Call Number: FIC CAV
Characteristics: 358 pages ;,25 cm

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Butterfly121761
Oct 22, 2020

Started out with a John Grisham feel to it but that didn't last long and the more I read the less I got into it. 3/4 of the way through I just had to put it aside. Not for me.

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avidFVreader
Sep 19, 2020

Great read - a page turner right to the end with lots of action and twists.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Feb 18, 2020

These Eddie Flynn novels make for fun vacation reading. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy what feels like a mashup of a legal thriller and Die Hard.

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gloryb
Dec 17, 2019

I plan on reading more books by this author as this novel was a great read! It's a page turner right to the end of the novel. The main continuing character is Eddie Flynn, a NYC defense lawyer who defends innocent suspects who have been declared guilty by the police. The novel is written by an Irish lawyer who gives the reader his take on trials, lawyers, prosecutors, witnesses, judges, juries which I found to be insightful. The plot, too, is a good one with the good guys and bad guys conning each other so it is difficult to figure out who is responsible for the crime. The plot revolves around money laundering. The novel is an excellent thriller, courtroom drama, and murder mystery. It, like the first Eddie Flynn novel, has won awards.

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midori_hon
Jul 03, 2019

former con artist now lawyer with a heart of gold faces off against a pack of nefarious villains = a fun summer read

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