The Devil’s Advocate – Steve Cavanagh (Eddie Flynn Book 6)


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.


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.


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.


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?

Book Information: Print Length: 380 pages. Publisher: Orion. Publication Date: 5 August 2021

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About the Author:

Steve Cavanagh is a critically acclaimed, Sunday Times best-selling author of the Eddie Flynn series which has sold a million copies in the UK. His third novel, The Liar, won the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the year 2018. Thirteen won the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime novel of the year 2019. FIFTY FIFTY was a Richard and Judy Book club choice, and the BBC Between The Covers book club choice. His latest novel, The Devil’s Advocate will be release in August 2021.

The Eddie Flynn series can be read in any order, but the list in full in order of publication is as follows:
The Defence
The Cross (ebook exclusive novella)
The Plea
The Liar
Fifty Fifty
The Devil’s Advocate

Standalone books – Twisted.

My Review:

Reading a Steve Cavanagh book is like slipping on a comfy pair of slippers whilst sitting in your favourite chair eating your favourite snacks. You know you are guaranteed total satisfaction and enjoyment especially when one of your favourite characters Eddie Flynn is involved.

If you haven’t already met Eddie, do yourself a HUGE favour and download the books NOW and read them in order, BUT if you can’t wait, they can all be read in any order.

The Devil’s Advocate is the 6th novel in this phenomenal series following Eddie Flynn, ex-conman, now full time Defence Lawyer in the US. I know I’ve said it after every book, but I think this one might be my favourite so far..!

The Devil’s Advocate is slightly different from the other books, Eddie is no longer flying solo, he is working together with his mentor Harry, Kate, a talented lawyer who he met in Fifty-Fifty and the brilliant investigator Bloch. As a team the chemistry and history between these four main characters gives that additional depth of detail which enabled me to care even more about them as individuals.

Once again Eddie finds himself involved in a complicated and troubling case, a small town in the deep South of the US appears to have the highest death penalty cases and when a young black man is facing the electric chair, Eddie is asked to defend him. It seems that the District Attorney Randal Korn has a very unhealthy obsession about watching people die and will even alter evidence to ensure the defendant dies on his watch.

This book covers so many topics including White supremacy, murder and racial discrimination and Randall Korn really is the most despicable character, I could literally smell his rancid flesh everything he spoke.

A gripping, legal thriller with enough suspense and thrills to keep me glued to the pages for a 7 hour flight to Dubai – I literally didn’t put the book down and eagerly await the next book in one of my favourite series.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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