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|
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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
I think that THE 7THE CANON is an excellent thriller. The story takes place in 1987 and I was thrilled to read a book that takes place in the 80s, before all modern inventions like cell phones, etc. It's not that far back in time, but I quite enjoy reading books from that time. Probably because I'm a child of the 80s. THE 7THE CANON is a story about injustice and corruption, always a fascinating subject. One can't help wonder through the book why some of the characters in the book seem so desper ...more
Wow! I was interrupted many times while trying to read this book. Which is one way to say I'm pretty sure I would not have been able to put this book down had I not been. I kept wondering throughout reading this book, "Did I miss something the night that Bennett was killed?". It seemed to me that the priest only found the body and that was all. Next thing I know he's up for murder. What the heck happened. I was glad to find out that no, I did not miss anything. There were a lot of behind the sce ...more
I enjoy Robert Dugoni's books, and this stand alone is no exception.
Dugoni mentions in his acknowledgement that this was an older manuscript and it has had many rewrites. I think these rewrites may have caused a few minor hiccups, but nothing that really detracted from the book. Perhaps it was a mix of earlier, more inexperienced writing with Dugoni's current, more polished style.
Some characters were on a first name basis and others were last name. Throughout the book, the main character, Peter ...more
Peter Donley is an up-and-coming young attorney working in his uncle Lou Giantelli’s law firm. He’s had some courtroom experience, most recently a case involving establishing the identity of a missing parrot, but come Christmas Eve, Donley’s life is about to become very interesting – and very, very busy. Chapter one had me chuckling. By the time I was finished with chapter two, I was hooked.
Uncle Lou has a heart attack and a stroke, leaving all of his cases to nephew Peter to handle. On top of t ...more
This is by first Robert Dugoni book but it won't be my last. I had heard of him of course but had him mixed up with another author named Robert whose book I loathed. Luckily I finally got it straightened out and it allowed me to enjoy this book.
I received this from Net Galley in exchange for a fair review.
Peter Donley is a lawyer working in his uncle's law firm in San Francisco's Tenderloin district in 1987. They take on hard luck clients who have trouble paying but do represent the Archdioce ...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
Great fictional story.
"Kids, they don't do anything except get born, and then they pay the price for someone else's mistakes and disappointments." This story is about Father Martin and people around him to help him and the kids.