image_2021-09-14_094617From Goodreads: “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 defence 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?”

My Review

Wow Steve Cavanagh has done it again with another fantastic Eddie Flynn thriller! This was just as intense as Thirteen and Fifty-Fifty, the last two books in the series. 

The Devil’s Advocate is yet another dramatic legal thriller. It’s told from four points of view, Eddie Flynn, Bloch one of Eddie’s investigator, Randal Korn a absolutely vile District Attorney and a mysterious character called The Pastor.

Eddie was on great form again in this book, although not as cocky as usual as he really wasn’t sure if his team could win the case. Harry, Eddie’s friend and retired judge, was good fun in this book, getting involved in a really good ruse that really made me smile. Kate, Eddie’s new business partner and fellow lawyer was superb in the courtroom, and of course Bloch was a cool as a cucumber!

As expected there was a twisty plot with a few nasty surprises along the way, as well as a few brilliant ones!

Did I guess when the big reveal came? Well, to be honest with you, I was so caught up in the story, that I wasn’t as bothered about the reveal, as I was about Eddie saving Andy from the electric chair. The ending was perfect and it was a relief to be able to breath again when I’d finished the book! 😮‍💨

I highly recommend this if you enjoy intense courtroom thrillers!