A brutal double murder has been committed and a Hollywood star with a dream legal team is in the hot seat. He may be innocent but unfortunately for him a serial killer is not only on the loose, he's on the jury. The reader's eye view into one of the most ruthless, psychopaths ever written was a perplexing puzzle of serpentine twists layered with tense, gripping courtroom drama. Prepare for an all-nighter because you will not want to put this book down! One of the best thrillers I've read all year!— Lisa
Thirteen is the legal thriller Lee Child, Michael Connelly, and Ruth Ware are raving about and readers can’t put down.
“Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.” —Lee Child
“A dead bang BEAST of a book that expertly combines Cavanagh’s authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.” —Michael Connelly
It’s the murder trial of the century. And Joshua Kane has killed to get the best seat in the house – and to be sure the wrong man goes down for the crime. Because this time, the killer isn’t on trial. He’s on the jury.
But there’s someone on his tail. Former-conman-turned-criminal-defense-attorney Eddie Flynn doesn’t believe that his movie-star client killed two people. He suspects that the real killer is closer than they think – but who would guess just how close?
“A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.” —Ruth Ware
About the Author
Steve Cavanagh is an Irish author from Belfast and at the age eighteen he studied law by mistake. He is now the international award-winning author of the Eddie Flynn novels. His debut novel, The Defense, was nominated for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Thriller of the Year, and The Plea won the Prix Polar Award for Best International Novel. Steve is still a practicing lawyer (someday he’ll get the hang of it) and co-host ofthe chart-topping podcast Two Crime Writers And A Microphone. He has been involved in several high-profile civil rights cases, his Eddie Flynn novels have been published in over twenty countries, he’s married with two young children, and in his spare time he is mostly asleep.
Winner of the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Summer Reads of 2019
Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Best Books of the Summer
“Wickedly clever courtroom drama.”
—New York Times Book Review
“A superb action-packed story that melds the legal thriller with the serial killer subgenre…Sharp dialogue, court scenes that crackle, well-devised red herrings and deeply sculpted characters make Thirteen an outstanding thriller.”
“A terrific hook, a thoroughly likable protagonist and more twists than a tornado… A genuine, read-in-one-sitting page-turner.” —The Guardian
“Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Courtroom drama at its finest…Thirteen is an outstanding legal thriller, so original, clever and accomplished that it should not be missed. It marks out Cavanagh as the heir apparent to John Grisham.” —Express (UK)
“A dead bang BEAST of a book that expertly combines his authority on the law with an absolutely great thrill ride. Books this ingenious don’t come along very often.” —Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Dazzling…One of the most accomplished legal dramas I have read this year, it reminds me of Scott Turow’s stunning Presumed Innocent.” —Daily Mail
“A knockout legal thriller with a doozy of a twist.”
—Booklist, starred review
“Pulse-pounding...This tightly plotted page-turner delivers as both a legal thriller and serial killer investigation.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.” —Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Any reader's sheer delight.... Thirteen is a thrilling blitz of a novel, for new readers or old fans. Even as the driving question is less who and more how, there is no shortage of plot twists.”
“A blisteringly exciting ingenious thriller with an utterly chilling killer.” —The People (UK)
“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 favorite read of the year.” —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author
“Steve Cavanagh delivers Grisham-on-steroids courtroom drama.” —Irish Independent
“Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.” —Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author
“A great hook and the book lives up to it!” —Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author