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Orion Fiction HB March £12.99 384pp 978 1 4091 5229 3 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 5232 3

Fans of Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller series will love Cavanagh’s blend of fast-paced action and smart, suspenseful courtroom drama.

STEVE CAVANAGH The Defence

Nail-biting tension and exhilarating action: a brilliant debut that fans of John Grisham and Michael Connelly will love. It’s been over a year since con-artist-turned-topdefence-attorney Eddie Flynn last set foot in a courtroom, following the case that cost him his career and his family. But when the infamous head of the Russian mafia in New York, Olek Volchek, straps a bomb to his back and blackmails Eddie into defending him in a murder trial, Eddie has no choice but to comply. The Russians have kidnapped his ten-year-old daughter Amy and her life is on the line. Eddie must use his razor-sharp wit and unparalleled skills in the courtroom to defend his ‘client’and ensure Amy’s safety. Forced to confront demons from his past, can Eddie convince the jury of the impossible? This is a gripping, page-turning debut thriller, combining taut, intelligent courtroom scenes with adrenaline-fuelled action and non-stop pace. Civil rights lawyer Steve Cavanagh has been involved in many high-profile cases. In 2010 he won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history. He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and lectures on various legal subjects.

Orion Fiction • March 2015

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Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland Available for interview f/stevecavanaghthrillerauthor @SSCav