The Plea

The Plea

A Novel

Book - 2018
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" 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

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250105561
1250105560
Characteristics: 358 pages; 24 cm

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May 02, 2018

I agree with the comment on the previous book about this one with the same character:

“I liked the con-man/lawyer character idea for Eddie. A lot of the book is far-fetched, but it was an entertaining, early John Grisham type read. Good if you are looking for a quick thriller”.

Bottom line, a fun easy read.

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