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25th January 2018

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‘Plotting that takes the breath away’ Ian Rankin

‘Steve is a fantastic thriller writer’ Mark Billingham

Hollywood actor Robert Soloman stands accused of the brutal stabbings of his wife and her lover but he is desperately pleading that he had nothing to do with it. This is the trial of the century and the defence want Eddie Flynn on their team.

The biggest case Eddie has ever tried before, he decides to take it on despite the overwhelming evidence that Robert is guilty. As the trial starts, Eddie becomes sure of Robert’s innocence but there’s something else he is even more sure of – that there is something sinister going on in the jury box. Because of this, he is forced to ask the question:

What if the killer isn’t on the stand? What if he’s on the jury?
Read by Adam Sims
(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018

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Will Dean, author of Dark Pines
Superb, fast-paced legal thriller. So well-plotted (I LOVED the court/jury details). Hints of Lee Child. BRILLIANT.
Lee Child
Outstanding - an intriguing premise, a tense, gripping build-up, and a spectacular climax. This guy is the real deal. Trust me.
Simon Kernick
Great hook. Great plot. Great book. Thirteen is a real page turner and one you won't want to put down.
Sarah Pinborough
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.
Clare Mackintosh
Smart and original. This is a belter of a book.
Ruth Ware
A brilliant, twisty, ingeniously constructed puzzle of a book. Steve Cavanagh pulls off an enviable premise with panache.
Michael Connelly
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.
Ian Rankin
Great hook and the book lives up to it!
Cass Green
An absolute rollercoaster of a read. Thrilling.
Mark Billingham
Quite simply deserves to be HUGE. If you read a thriller as good this year, it's only because you've read this one twice.
Craig Sisterson
Tore through this between dusk and dawn. Absolute 5-star cracker from Steve Cavanagh, who's gotta be among top legal thriller writers out there nowadays. A powerhouse of a book that's much more than its high-concept hook.
Emma Kavanagh
Wow! This book is friggin' awesome! Utterly immersive.
Angela Clarke
Fantastically gripping? Guilty as charged!
Mason Cross
Guilty of thrills, twists, and expertly manipulating the reader.
Liz Nugent
A superbly intriguing, hooky, grippy, twisty, clever thriller that kept me up all night.
Irish Independent
Fans of John Grisham and Lee Child will enjoy this book.
Simon Toyne
Twisty, clever and beautifully written, a book this good deserves the highest praise possible. That's why I'm giving it 13/10.
Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle and The Collector
What a book! I loved it so much.
Chris Brookmyre
Believe the hype, folks. This is one of the most mercilessly compelling thrillers you will read this decade.
The Sun
This incredibly skilful novel deserves nothing less than five stars. It would be a crime to miss it.
Cavanagh sets a cracking pace ... a genuine, read-in-one-sitting page-turner.
Adrian McKinty
Smells like a best seller to me. I read it in 2 sittings ... LOVED it.
Daily Mail
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.
Daily Telegraph
Witty and clever ... irresistible.
Big Issue
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.
Daily Express
An adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride. Thirteen is courtroom drama at its finest. 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.
The Lady
This is a heart-racing novel with vertiginous twists and turns. A winning mix of glamour and gruesomeness.
Sunday Express
A blisteringly exciting thriller, with a chilling killer.
The Herald
A fast-paced and absorbing thriller. Prepare to buckle up as a smattering of seemingly isolated events spiral into a twist-laden read.
Sunday Independent
A cracking premise.
The Times
A truly first-class US courtroom drama.
Woman's Way
A twisty clever read.
Mail on Sunday
It's hard to resist Cavanagh's mix of high-wire plotting and higher octane action.