The Devil's Advocate
The Sunday Times Bestseller and follow up to THIRTEEN and FIFTY FIFTY
by Steve Cavanagh
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 5 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 5 Aug 2021
Orion Publishing Group, Orion
'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
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 90 members
Another fantastic instalment in the Eddie Flynn series. This time the author explores Death Row and right-wing extremist groups in the US. It's certainly a timely novel and one that I'm sure will be talked about this summer. The twists and turns of the narrative keep the reader on the edge of their seat and had me turning the pages until I could finally breathe out a sigh of relief.
#TheDevilsAdvocate #NetGalley Impossible to put down. 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? I loved this Steve Cavanagh book. Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for giving me an advanced copy.
Read this book over the afternoon. My eagerness to get to the book kept me hooked to my kindle. Steve Cavanagh has given another hit. And Eddie Flynn kept me enraptured to this legal arguments. The story explored the theme of false accusation and wrong charges on an innocent man, and it was Eddie to the rescue. The book was electrifying. My first experience was a cracker, immersed into the story I couldn't help but cheer him on. The writing quite evoked my passions, and this time the author brought Eddie close to danger. It took all his wits to escape and find a way to help the innocent. Like every thriller this too had gasping twists and turns. Absolutely thrilling, I would say.
I will drop any (and every) book for a new Steve Cavanagh. I will read until my eyes are hanging out of my head and I will love every minute of it! So you can imagine my reaction on being chosen as one of the first 100 reviewers to be granted access to the new Eddie Flynn via NetGalley. It went a bit like this 😲😁👏🏻🙌🏻💃🏻🎉 But did the book rise to meet my expectations, and the extraordinarily high bar set by Cavanagh himself? Of course it did! "The Devil's Advocate" takes us to the deep South where the Alabama heat shimmers from every page. Eddie has assembled a crack team around him and this is their time to shine. As for the great man himself, I love his sheer balls-out boldness and enviably brilliant brain. In terms of the supporting cast, District Attorney Randal Korn is one creepy dude. Like a big, lanky Frank Sidebottom, but villainous. "The Devil's Advocate" is topical and sickeningly plausible. I enjoyed the inclusion of an Author's Note which provides clarification and context to some of the elements within. Once again, Cavanagh proves himself to be a master plotter and supreme builder of tension. My nerves were jangling (and I'm sure I had adrenal fatigue) by the end of the book. And so begins the unbearable wait for the next instalment…
I kid you not, I literally jumped for joy when I was chosen as one of the hundred to receive a netgalley arc for this book! So thank you so much to netgalley, the publisher and Steve Cavanagh! Skylar Edwards is found murdered and Andy Dubois is arrested for her murder. The DA for the County has the highest death penalty convictions in America.....because he gets a thrill from watching people be executed. He doesn't care if they are innocent, infact he will bribe everyone and anyone to lie and tamper with evidence to make sure he gets a guilty verdict!! Can Eddie and his team save Andy Dubois? I can honestly say I don't have a clue how Steve Cavanagh can pull these brilliant books out the bag! I mean the man is clearly a genius!! I am loving the team of Eddie, Harry, Kate and Bloch!! Now the difficulty in writing this review is, I am scared I give anything away but what I will say is, this book is a bloody rollercoaster! There was a point when I literally cried out 'noooo', i had my head in my hands thinking it was all over then there was a twist and a turn. I have no nails left!! I am actually exhausted after reading this!! Absolutely bloody brilliant! Now.....the long wait for the next installment!!!
This is an easy 5stars for Steve Cavanagh's The Devil's Advocate. As with all Eddie Flynn books there is humour amongst the drama. It is totally compelling. It has more twists and turns than a corkscrew. An absolute belter of a story with great characters .
The Devils Advocate is yet another exciting thrilling story involving the wonderful Eddie Flynn and his small team. Each time I start Mr Cavanagh’s latest book I think he can’t do any better than the previous one, every time he proves me wrong, as he certainly did with this tour de force. There is a county in the one of the USA southern states that has the highest number of deaths on death row than all the other states. Eddie is asked to defend a young black man who has been charged with the murder of a young white woman. Upper echelons of government have noted that the district attorney in these case will go to great lengths to obtain a conviction and always asks for the death penalty. Here is a tale, told with great depth and brilliant writing of corruption, racism, violence, right wing extremism and death. But you also have goodness, mercy and a driving force to seek out the evil and to destroy it. Eddie has to take on a case that seems impossible to win, with DNA evidence, a witness, jury tampering and even his and his teams lives threatened. But as usual Eddie never gives up, the court scenes are fantastic, and amongst all these thrills and jaw dropping events we also have humour. It is a rollercoaster ride and a page turner like no other. Also, Mr Cavanagh you are an evil man, my husband jumped out of his skin as I was reading and suddenly screamed noooo!😱 My sincere thanks to net galley and publishers Orion for the opportunity to review this book honestly .
I'm a big fan of the Eddie Flynn books so I was delighted to get the chance to review The Devils Advocate. I'd just like to say that it is absolutely outstanding. Steve Cavanagh has absolutely outdone himself and if this isn't up for every award it's eligible for then there is something wrong in the world. I never give five stars, but I have today.