Offering an original twist on the courtroom thriller from the author of The Defence. Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one.
Thirteen : The serial killer isn't on trial. He's on the jury
This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house. But there's someone on his tail, ex-conman turned trial attorney Eddie Flynn and he alone suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial. For Kane, time is running out - all he needs is to get to the conviction without being discovered and for Eddie, it's a race against time to get to the killer before the wrong man takes the fall. This is one of the most mercilessly compelling thrillers you will read this decade. Thirteen is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of.
Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, Thirteen is my favourite read of the year. This guy is the real deal. Trust me. Books this ingenious don't come along very often. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down. It would be a crime to miss it.
One of the most accomplished legal dramas I have read this year, it reminds me of Scott Turow's stunning Presumed Innocent. The trial itself reveals Cavanagh's astonishingly sure touch for character and the skill of his serpentine plotting. It's something of a high-wire act, blending the machinations of a courtroom drama with the high-octane cat and mouse of a serial killer plotline, but Cavanagh delivers on both counts in spades, expertly cranking up the tension towards an explosive finale that will take thereader's breath away.
Cracking stuff. I was expecting a John Grisham style courtroom drama. What I found when reading this novel exceeded all expectations : the characters are legion, the plot twists are clever and frequent and the story is gripping. What an extremely thrilling, highly original, fast-paced and exhilarating read.
Thirteen (Eddie Flynn, #4) by Steve Cavanagh
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BOOK REVIEW: Steve Cavanagh – Thirteen
Please try again later. Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. Flynn, an ex-con artist turned lawyer, backs into becoming the lead lawyer in defending a young Hollywood star accused of killing his wife and his chief of security. Most of the evidence indicates that the star committed the crime. The author reveals early on that the actual perpetrator is a long-time serial killer whose MO is killing individuals, framing someone for their murders and then finding a way to insert himself on to the jury in the subsequent trial of the wrongly accused persons to help insure they receive a guilty verdict.
Cavanagh is a wonderful author. I hope that this series has a long run. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I absolutely loved this book, I read it in less than 24 hours and just couldn't put it down - I almost considered not sleeping so that I could finish it quicker!! So as the book suggests Kane is our criminal who has literally killed to get his seat on the jury, can he see the man convicted though? Once again the star of the book is Eddie Flynn who ends up getting involved despite him not wanting too, once he realises that the client is innocent he takes matters into his own hands to help try and prove his innocence.
I don't want to give too much away about the rest of the storyline as I really think that everyone needs to read it themselves to find out. There were points when I was reading that I literally shouted out 'yes! This is a beautifully crafted story. It has a clever premise and I am being careful not to give spoilers but I can say that it is about a serial killer on a mission who has a long history of manipulation in order to conceal his crimes.
His work is understood by a lawyer who has his own relevant back story.
What is really great about this story is the slow dripping of clues which the reader knows are relevant but cannot work out how until they come together throughout the story. It is genuinely gripping and very, very clever. I am a crime story veteran and love a good yarn but very rarely these days read until my eyes are sore just to get more pages read so I can see what is going to happen. I did with this book! The ending also had some clever twists and turns I did not see coming.
I liked the key characters and enjoyed the devilish quality of the killer.
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Great story, well written and carefully plotted with good pace. With the writing and the reading and the redrafting of my own work, it is rare pleasure at the moment for me to find a book that I struggle to put down.
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The full noir atmosphere, damaged hero and troubled circumstances are evoked magnificently.