Thirteen (Paperback)Steve Cavanagh (author)
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Cavanagh turns the tables in this nail-biting legal thriller that hides a serial killer on the jury and sets the clock ticking.
Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2019
Offering an original twist on the courtroom thriller from the author of The Defence.
The serial killer isn't on trial.
He's on the jury... .
'To your knowledge, is there anything that would preclude you from serving on this jury?'
Murder wasn't the hard part. It was just the start of the game.
Joshua Kane has been preparing for this moment his whole life. He's done it before. But this is the big one. This is the murder trial of the century. And Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house.
But there's someone on his tail, ex-conman turned trial attorney Eddie Flynn and he alone suspects that the killer isn't the man on trial.
For Kane, time is running out - all he needs is to get to the conviction without being discovered and for Eddie, it's a race against time to get to the killer before the wrong man takes the fall.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 132 x 200 x 23 mm
'Believe the hype, folks. This is one of the most mercilessly compelling thrillers you will read this decade.' - Chris Brookmyre
'An oh so clever hook for an oh so clever, gripping book. Thirteen is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique, Thirteen is my favourite read of the year.' - Sarah Pinborough
'Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.' - Lee Child
'Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.' - Clare Mackintosh
'I've been tracking Steve Cavanagh for a few years now and Thirteen is his best, a dead bang beast of a book that expertly combining his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' - Michael Connelly
'A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.' - Ruth Ware
'Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.' - Simon Kernick
'Great hook and the book lives up to it!' - Ian Rankin
'This incredibly skilful novel deserves nothing less than five stars. It would be a crime to miss it.' - The Sun
'Cavanagh sets a cracking pace ... a genuine, read-in-one-sitting page-turner.' - The Guardian
'This dazzling serial killer thriller set in Manhattan is written by a Dublin-based civil rights lawyer. One of the most accomplished legal dramas I have read this year, it reminds me of Scott Turow's stunning Presumed Innocent. The trial itself reveals Cavanagh's astonishingly sure touch for character and the skill of his serpentine plotting.' - The Daily Mail
'That central hook along with Cavanagh's breakneck prose pace and expert plotting make for a white-knuckle ride of a story. It's something of a high-wire act, blending the machinations of a courtroom drama with the high-octane cat and mouse of a serial killer plotline, but Cavanagh delivers on both counts in spades, expertly cranking up the tension towards an explosive finale that will take thereader's breath away. Cracking stuff.' - Big Issue
'Witty and clever... irresistible.' - The Daily Telegraph
'Th1rt3en is an outstanding legal thriller, so original, clever and accomplished that it should not be missed' - The Express
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I was expecting a John Grisham style courtroom drama. What I found when reading this novel exceeded all expectations : the characters are legion, the plot twists are clever and frequent and the story is gripping.
“A MUST READ!”
What an extremely thrilling, highly original, fast-paced and exhilarating read.
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Well, Steve Cavanagh has smashed this one out of the park. Eat your heart out John Grisham, Thirteen is a beezer!
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