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Fraud. Blackmail. Murder. It's all in a day's work for Eddie Flynn.

For years, major New York law firm Harland & Sinton has operated a massive global fraud. The FBI are on to them, but they need witnesses to secure their case.

When a major client of the firm, David Child, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist turned lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure Child as his client and force him to testify against the firm. Eddie's not a man to be forced into representing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie's wife, Christine, and if Eddie won't play ball, she'll pay the price.

When Eddie meets David Child, he knows Child is innocent despite the overwhelming evidence against him. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the plea, Eddie must find a way to prove Child's innocence while keeping his wife out of danger - not just from the FBI but from the firm itself.

©2016 Steve Cavanagh (P)2016 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Excellent

This was another excellent story by this author. I have listened to 3 books by this author in less than a week. Enjoyed this as much as the first two. Plenty to keep you interested and from from start to finish. A truely good read.

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Highly enjoyable.

Another ripper from Cavanagh. The protagonist is constantly under pressure and sometimes mysteriously finds evidence without any preamble, but this doesn't detract too much. Beautifully performed by Adam Sims with the exactly right level of empathy and urgency.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 08-11-2018

Brilliant

Having listened to 13 and absolutely loving it, I then bought all the other books in Steve Cavanagh's Eddie Flynn series. The writing is superb throughout every book. The plots are unique, cleverly constructed and tightly woven. It is a relief that Mr Cavanagh has chosen a good path, because with his genius mind and inspired ideas, he would make an excellent con artist! Where the ideas come from, I have no clue, but each concept is highly original and eloquently executed. 11 hours and 40 minutes of totally compelling and absorbing listening. My poor dogs are exhausted, as I simply couldn't contemplate stopping listening, so continued to walk them around and around the park until the story was finished. I've got the next book, The Liar, in my library, but may have to resist the temptation to listen to it straight away and keep it for a special treat, or until I know when the next Eddie Flynn book is being released. I must commend Adam Sims for his superb narration, bringing Eddie and the other characters to life. Although I missed Judge Harry's input, this is no way detracted from another awesome and absorbing audio book.

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  • Janet
  • 22-03-2017

Unexpectedly good

I bought this as the 'extra' on a two-for-one offer, and found it surprisingly good. The narration is excellent and the plot gripping and entertaining.

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  • Antri Theodosiou
  • 08-01-2018

light-hearted thriller

it's a thriller that is really easy to listen to. it is fun and enjoyable yet has that edge that makes you want to know what will happen next. worth a listen!!

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  • John Whalley
  • 13-04-2017

Brilliant

Best listen in a while twists and turns in every chapter. Strong recommendation if you like thrillers

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  • J Cosky
  • 12-04-2017

Cracking story

This was a roller-coaster of a story that was read very well. Took a while to get into the narrators voice but I soon couldn't stop listening. Was disappointed when it ended. Well worth a listen.

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  • D V Thorburn
  • 17-06-2016

Brilliant!

Great story, Adam Sims is the best narrator, I look for books he has done. Can't wait for the next Eddie Flynn instalment

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  • jon
  • 13-04-2017

Gives Michael Connolly some competition

Very entertaining and exciting with some unexpected turns. Great Courtroom action which to my mind rivals Grisham and Connolly. Loved it

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  • martyn
  • 12-04-2017

excellent

not an author I recognised, but very pleasantly​ surprised. Narrator was also very good, A real page turner and I will look to add more of this author to my library.

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  • michelle Bennett
  • 12-04-2017

Great read , great reader

Where does The Plea rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best courtroom drama

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Just a really good thriller keeps you on your toes

Which character – as performed by Adam Sims – was your favourite?

Performed all very well

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Just loved the bit of quirkyness of the conman as a lawyer , really believable characters

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Best book I've read just lately looking forward the next one

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  • alli100
  • 29-03-2017

First Steve Cavanagh book for me but not the last!

Exciting book with original story & great narration. Will be looking for my Next Steve Cavanagh listen.

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  • S. Christie
  • 08-07-2021

Soooooooooo good!

If I could give this book six stars I would. Just brilliant. I thought Thirteen was good, and it was, but this book is just as fabulous, in fact possibly even better. A huge hit for me! Love love love Steve Cavanagh!

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