The Devil's Advocate

The Devil's Advocate : The Sunday Times Bestseller

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'The Devil's Advocate makes your palms sweat and your blood run cold; the terrific trial scenes out-Grisham John Grisham.' The Times

'This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' LEE CHILD
'Top notch thrills and courtroom drama' SHARI LAPENA
'A terrific writer. He has talent to burn.' DON WINSLOW

A DEADLY PROSECUTOR

They call him the King of Death Row. Randal Korn has sent more men to their deaths than any district attorney in the history of the United States.

A TWISTED RITUALISTIC KILLING

When a young woman, Skylar Edwards, is found murdered in Buckstown, Alabama, a corrupt sheriff arrests the last person to see her alive, Andy Dubois. It doesn't seem to matter to anyone that Andy is innocent.

A SMALL TOWN BOILING WITH RAGE

Everyone in Buckstown believes Andy is guilty. He has no hope of a fair trial. And the local defense attorney assigned to represent him has disappeared.

A FORMER CON-ARTIST

Hot shot New York lawyer Eddie Flynn travels south to fight fire with fire. He plans to destroy the prosecutors case, find the real killer and save Andy from the electric chair.

But the murders are just beginning.

Is Eddie Flynn next?

'Addictive, unpredictable and timely' WILL DEAN

'Gripping, twisty and smart' JANE FALLON

'THE beach read of the summer of 2021' ADRIAN MCKINTY

'Like a binge-worthy boxset in book form' PHILIPPA PERRY

'This is Steve Cavanagh's best yet' JO SPAIN
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 32mm | 520g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409185893
  • 9781409185895
  • 144,988

Review Text

With THE DEVILS ADVOCATE Steve Cavanagh resoundingly reaffirms what mystery fans worldwide already know. He is one of the best thriller writers working today. THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE bristles with dramatic courtroom tension, suspense, intrigue and more twists and turns than a moonlit country road. Not to be missed.
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A great read! Top notch thrills and court room drama! * Shari Lapena * Addictive, unpredictable and timely (with a truly explosive conclusion). For me, Steve Cavanagh is the new John Grisham. Excellent. * Will Dean * Gripping, twisty and smart. * Jane Fallon * I couldn't put it down ... I envy people who haven't had the chance to read Steve Cavanagh's Eddie Flynn series. it's like a binge worthy box-set in book form. * Philippa Perry * With THE DEVILS ADVOCATE Steve Cavanagh resoundingly reaffirms what mystery fans worldwide already know. He is one of the best thriller writers working today. THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE bristles with dramatic courtroom tension, suspense, intrigue and more twists and turns than a moonlit country road. Not to be missed. * S.A. Cosby author of BLACKTOP WASTELAND and RAZORBLADE TEARS * A blinder of a book. Classic Eddie. All the noir you've come to expect and a plot and a half! That guy just gets better and better. * Imran Mahmood * This is high octane court drama & I loved every heart-racing, nail-biting page of it. * Amy McLellan * Hands down the best book I've read this year. Pacy, clever, steeped in historical accuracy. There's room for wit too. What. A. Ride. * Phil Williams * Steve Cavanagh is a world-class talent. Make this your next read. The Devil's Advocate is another blistering case from Steve Cavanagh's outstanding Eddie Flynn series. Tense, timely and brimming with hard boiled justice, The Devil's Advocate is a thoroughly gripping thriller. Highly recommended. * Adam Hamdy * Previous books in the Eddie Flynn series have won the Gold Dagger Award and The Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Award, incredibly, however, The Devils Advocate might well be the best novel in the series so far. As usual Eddie is funny, resourceful and smart but in this one he meets his most villainous and intelligent opponent yet. Steve Cavanagh's take on the American system of criminal justice is both biting satire and exciting thriller a combo that makes Devils Advocate the beach read of the summer of 2021. * Adrian McKinty * This is Cavanagh's best yet ... I'm obsessed with Eddie Flynn and this is a masterpiece. * Jo Spain * The undisputed king of the courtroom drama. * Brian McGilloway * Steve Cavanagh now has the same hotshot literary agent (Shane Salerno) as Don Winslow. Not bad for a boy from Belfast. His latest thriller may flirt with the far-fetched, but if you read the first eight pages you'll be hooked. The Devil's Advocate makes your palms sweat and your blood run cold; the terrific trial scenes out-Grisham John Grisham. Meanwhile, in the 21st century, in the land of the free, the death penalty remains a reality. * The Times * Cavanagh is a genius... page-turning stuff * Evening Standard * A great book by a great author. * Martina Cole *
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About Steve Cavanagh

Steve Cavanagh was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for Dublin at the age of eighteen to study Law. He practiced civil rights law and was involved in several high-profile cases; in 2010 he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace and won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history.

He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and lectures on various legal subjects (but really he just likes to tell jokes). His novel The Liar won the CWA Gold Dagger award while his follow-up novel Thirteen won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in 2019. Twisted was a Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller. He is married with two young children.


Follow Steve on Facebook at facebook.com/SSCav1 and Twitter @SSCav
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4,871 ratings
4.46 out of 5 stars
5 58% (2,818)
4 33% (1,617)
3 7% (336)
2 2% (75)
1 1% (25)
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