When David child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI asks con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure child as his client and force him to testify against the firm.
Eddie’s not a man to be coerced into repressing a guilty client, but the FBI have incriminating files on Eddie’s wife, and if Eddie won’t play ball she will pay the price.
When Eddie meets child he’s convinced the man is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure the plea, Eddie must find a way to prove child’s innocence while keeping his wife out of danger – not just from the FBI but from the firm itself.
Ok, so I’m going to kick this review off with a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / ⭐️
The plea had me hooked from the start, I adored how the book was broken up into three separate parts and some chapters had sub-headers along with the short and snappy chapters which is always a winner with me, not before long it was not a case of I’ll just read one more chapter because that couldn’t happen, each chapter ending started to have its own little cliff hanger and you had to read the next chapter and the next.
Growing up being a lawyer and the law was always a big interest to me, I never pursued it as school wasn’t really for me and always just like Eddie Flynn the thought of getting the guilty ‘off’ horrified me, I can most definitely relate to the main character in the book as had I pursued this career he is exactly what I would be like. Wanting to do good. I absolutely love this main character and is probably my most favourite main character in all the books I have read.
The reason I have given the book four rather than five stars is towards the very end after the climax of the court case I started to eat a little bit bored … however only very very slightly before the next big hit happened.
The ending was by far the best part of the book for me, I am so glad I was sat at home reading it because the smile on my face at the end was probably huge and I recon had anyone of seen me they would have thought I was a little weird.
Definitely a cracking book by a cracking writer.