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The Defence

(2015)
(The first book in the Eddie Flynn series)
A novel by

 
 
Ancien escroc devenu avocat, Eddie Flynn a connu les deux carrières et décidé de ne plus plaider. Le chef de la mafia russe va pourtant l’y obliger : pour le convaincre d’assurer sa défense, il a enlevé sa fille et menace de l’exécuter. Détail supplémentaire : Eddie devra se présenter devant le juge avec une ceinture d’explosifs dans le dos.

Flynn a quarante-huit heures pour gagner le procès du siècle. Le FBI scrute le moindre de ses gestes. Pour un bon avocat, c’est presque mission impossible ; un simple arnaqueur baisserait sûrement les bras. Mais on parle d’Eddie, là. L’adrénaline, il aime ça.

« Quand John Grisham rencontre Bruce Willis, c’est speed et intelligent. » Irish Independent

La Défense est le premier roman de Steve Cavanagh. Lui-même avocat, il a remporté le plus gros procès pour discrimination raciale d’Irlande du Nord. Avant ça, il a fait tous les métiers. Il a donc appris à se débrouiller.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"THE DEFENCE is everything a great thriller should be and I can't wait to see more of Eddie Flynn." - Mark Billingham

"Get ready for a legal thriller that'll grab you by the throat . . . Eddie Flynn makes his explosive debut." - Gerard Brennan

"Puts the 'thrill' back in 'legal thriller'. Non-stop action, unexpected and totally cool plot twists, a sympathetic genius of a con-man/attorney, and a clock that never ever ever stops ticking -- this isn't narrative drive, it's rocket-like narrative propulsion! Hop aboard and enjoy the ride!" - John Lescroart

"Like Mickey Haller and Mitch McDeere before him, readers will love lawyer Eddie Flynn, the star of this high-octane, hugely entertaining legal thriller. On the evidence of this blistering debut, we'll be hearing much more of Steve Cavanagh." - Brian McGilloway

"Imagine THE VERDICT's Frank Galvin crossed with THE FIRM's Mitch McDeere and you'd get something like Eddie Flynn, the quick thinking, troubled, kinetic lead of Steve Cavanagh's debut thriller . . . A deliriously fast and enjoyable ride from the next big Irish crime fiction star. Highly recommended." - Adrian McKinty

"A full-on thrill-ride that hits the gas on page one and doesn't let up until the end. Steve blends a taut legal thriller with a ticking-clock suspense plot and throws in a great protagonist in the form of Eddie Flynn that readers will want to see again and again. A terrific debut." - Stuart Neville


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Used availability for Steve Cavanagh's The Defence

Hardback Editions

May 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Defense: A Novel (Eddie Flynn)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-250-08225-0 / 978-1-250-08225-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


June 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4091-5229-4 / 978-1-4091-5229-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Defence: Win the trial. Or lose his life. (Eddie Flynn)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4091-9335-7 / 978-1-4091-9335-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: The Defense: A Novel (Eddie Flynn (1))
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-250-08226-9 / 978-1-250-08226-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Defense: A Novel (Eddie Flynn)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-250-13442-0 / 978-1-250-13442-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Defence: Eddie Flynn Book 1: Win the trial. Or lose his life.
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4091-5231-6 / 978-1-4091-5231-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Defence: Win the trial. Or lose his life. (Eddie Flynn)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4091-5230-8 / 978-1-4091-5230-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Defense: A Novel (Eddie Flynn (1))
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4272-7275-1 / 978-1-4272-7275-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Defense: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


April 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4450-4996-1 / 978-1-4450-4996-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


April 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
ISBN: 1-4450-4997-X / 978-1-4450-4997-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Defence
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Defense: A Novel (Eddie Flynn Book 1)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Defence: Win the trial. Or lose his life.
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Defence: Win the trial. Or lose his life. (Eddie Flynn)
Author(s): Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU