My Friday Post: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Every Friday Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Gillion at Rose City Reader where you can share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

This morning I was browsing my shelves wondering what to read next and picked up Th1rt3en by Steve Cavanagh, an Irish author. It’s the fifth book in the Eddie Flynn series of crime thrillers, ‘serving up a delicious twist to the traditional courtroom thriller, where in this instance the real killer is not the one on trial, but a member of the jury!

It begins with a Prologue:

At ten after five on a raw December afternoon, Joshua Kane lay on a cardboard bed outside the Criminal Courts Building in Manhattan and thought about killing a man.

Also every Friday there is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice.

These are the rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader. If you have to improvise, that is okay.
  3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grabs you.
  4. Post it.
  5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda’s most recent Friday 56 post.

Page 56:

‘I’m not much good as a security detail if I’m asleep on the couch when someone busts down your door for that laptop. I’ll be outside. That okay?


About the book – from the back cover:

The murder trial of the century is here

A ruthless prosecutor
A brilliant defence lawyer
A defendant with a secret
And a serial killer on the jury

6 thoughts on “My Friday Post: Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh”

  1. Hmm…sounds interesting, Margaret. I’m not usually one for the serial killer motif in what I read, but when it’s done well, it can work. I’ll be looking forward to what you think of this one.


  2. It’s been so long since I last read a legal thriller. With that tag line and those excerpts, I am definitely interested. I hope you are enjoying this one. I hope you have a great weekend!

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