A riveting new legal thriller from the bestselling author of My Sisters Grave.In San Franciscos seamy Tenderloin district, a teenage street hustler has been murdered in a shelter for boys. And the dedicated priest who runs the struggling home stands accused. But despite damning evidence that hes a killerand worseFather Thomas Martin stands by his innocence. And attorney Peter Donley stands with him.For three years Donley has cut his legal teeth in his uncles tiny, no-frills firm, where people come before profits. Just as Donley is poised to move on to a lucrative dream job, the shocking case lands in his lap, and he must put his future on hold while putting his courtroom skills to the test. But a ruthless DA seeking headlines and a brutal homicide cop bent on vengeance have their own agendas. Now, as he unearths the dirty secrets surrounding the case, Donley must risk his neck to save his clients lifeand expose the face of true evil....
|Title||:||The 7th Canon|
|Number of Pages||:||334 pages|
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The 7th Canon Reviews
First and foremost, a large thank you to NetGalley, Robert Dugoni, and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of this book, which allows me to provide you with this review.
Stepping away from his two successful series, Dugoni released this standalone novel that mixes the detail of a legal drama with the excitement of a crime thriller to create something captivating. Taking the reader back to 1987, Degoni explores the rough Tenderloin District of San Francisco, where Father Thomas Martin ...more
'Justice isn't always about right and wrong, it's all about what we can and can't prove. '
Ain't that the truth!
I have never been a big fan of legal thrillers. Robert Dugoni and the 7th Canon may just have changed that. But then Pete Donley probably isn't your average lawyer. He seems to spend far more time out of the office chasing down the bad guys than he does in the courtroom or writing briefs.
So there actually isn't a great deal of courtroom action in this book - probably why I enjoyed it ...more
This is a really different type of book to Dugoni's Tracy Crossehite series, which I love, and for the first third I was thinking that it might not be for me. It felt like it was maybe written before those novels as the narrative wasn't quite as tight. But there was this one moment when everything came together (for me it was when two characters met and started working with each other) and all of a sudden the chemistry was there. I'm in no position to make demands to Robert Dugoni but I'd read t ...more
Peter Donley is a young lawyer with a wife and two year old son. For the past three years he has worked in his uncle's no-frills law firm in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district where people come before profits. Just as Peter is considering an offer to move to a more lucrative firm a new case lands in his lap. A case that will force him to confront his own past.
Father Thomas Martin runs a shelter for homeless boys. With a shaved head, earring, and tattoo he is not your stereotypical priest. When ...more
This is a terrific legal crime thriller located in 1987 San Francisco. Pete Donley is 28, has 3 years legal experience, and a troubled personal history that involves an alcoholic and violent father that still haunts him to this day. He is married to Kim, a doctor, and has a young son, Benny. He works at his uncle Lou's firm whose biggest client is the RC church and San Francisco Archdeacon, Donatello Parnisi. This one client finances all the others that are not in a position to pay, and Lou woul ...more
I received a copy of The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni through NetGalley. My thanks to Thomas & Mercer Publishers and to Robert Dugoni for the opportunity.
Back up those tail lights to 1987 and shine the light on video tapes, cassettes, and portable phones the size of house bricks. The long, wide Cadillac is about to take you on one wild ride.
The 7th Canon: "A lawyer should represent a client zealously within the bounds of law."
Peter Donley, a young twenty-eight year old lawyer, has all of three ...more
I flew through this book. My quickest read of the year. A compelling story fantastically told.
The story, a legal crime thriller, is set in San Francisco in 1987 where Father Thomas Martin runs a shelter for homeless boys. The runaways, the drug addicts, the prostitutes, his door is an open door for those who seek refuge for the night.
A boy is found brutally murdered at the shelter and all the evidence points to Father Martin as the killer. He is arrested but pleads his innocence.
The case land ...more
I really did enjoy this story set in San Francisco. Peter Donley is a lawyer employed by his Uncle Lou. Her has his own demons and soon becomes embroiled in a case where a priest is accused of murdering a child prostitute in his shelter. The evidence is damning but Peter stakes his career on believing Father Martin and trying to help him.
The story is fast paced, but is laced with humour that enhanced the characters rather diminishing the awful crime that is unfolding. A really intriguing stand a ...more