The Devil’s Advocate by Steve Cavanagh #BookReview #MysteryThrillers #LegalThriller #TheDevilsAdvocate #NetGalley @orionbooks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my god, what an absolutely riveting read by Steve Cavanagh.

Book#6 in the Eddie Flynn series, which is fine to be read as stand-alone, the Devil’s Advocate is gonna grab you by your throat and never let go! The opening chapter is chilling but that is just the beginning, as Eddie becomes involved in a murder case in the small town of Buckstown in Alabama. Steve Cavanagh captures the small town so brilliantly that the reader is made to sweat in rivulets reaching this highly antagonistic place. The pacing of the story in the first few chapters is so intense that I did forcefully take a break from reading and walked around to keep my galloping heart at a steady rhythm.

The case is gonna be the toughest in Eddie’s career, the town as a whole has already condemned Andy Dubois to a guilty verdict, the DA is an overzealous murderer hell-bent on getting the death row for Andy, there are 2 confessions, DNA evidence linking Andy to the crime and Eddie has come into the scene after the representing lawyer goes missing. On the face of such irreversible stacks piled up like a tower, Eddie and Harry arrive to find themselves with no rooms to stay and no diners ready to serve food. With the sweltering heat ready to take the skin off their backs, Eddie with Harry, Kate, and Bloch has no choice but to be as cunning and wily as the prosecutor’s team.

This is my second book by Steve Cavanagh and Eddie Flynn has become one of my favorite characters. His quirky ways to get things done, the sleight of hand tricks he conjures to overcome the odds against him are so crafty that one can’t help but cheer him on from the stands. And it is just not Eddie, I loved how the author gives Kate to shine in the courtroom too, one of the scenes where she cross-examines the medical examiner is simply pure gold. The complex story does take a turn with white supremacism and bigotry coming into play and honestly, it was a relief to breathe a little easier with scenes shifting from the courtroom to the hidden motive behind the murder of Skylar Edwards.

Engrossing 🌪️ 🌪️ 🌪️ 🌪️ 🌪️

Highly recommended legal thriller.

Many thanks to Net Galley, Orion Publishing Group, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.

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?

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