The Defence: He does not only have to save his life but also his daughter life
Never asked because there was always the terrible possibility that they might just tell the truth.
Courtroom trial mystery novel is always my favourite genre and I have heard about the other part in the series is very good. Therefore, this has attracted me to read this book. Though every book in this series can be treated as stand-alone story, I still like to read it from the beginning.
Eddie Flynn originally is a lawyer but he decided to become a normal person after breaking down the relationship with his wife. However, one day he is caught by Olek Volchek, a Russian mafia who is a client from his previous firm. Olek requests Eddie to be the defence lawyer of the case that he is being accused murder.
As Eddie is not a lawyer anymore, therefore in the beginning he refuses to defend for Olek and refers him back to his ex-firm partner. However, Olek reveals that he has killed Eddie’s former firm partner, because he failed to finish the mission that Olek gave him to do. Eddie finds out that the mission is not only defence for Olek but also has to wear a jacket with bomb on it and get into the courthouse.
At first, Eddie refuses to take the mission because it is an impossible thing to win the defence case and it is very risky to bring the bomb through the security check. However, Olek tells Eddie he had taken Eddie’s daughter and this makes Eddie accepts the mission so as to save his daughter.
In fact, Eddie only has 48 hours to prepare and wins the trial or else his daughter will get killed. To ensure his daughter’s safety, Eddie has used his previous connection to contact with another gangster and locate his daughter position from previous working experience. Meanwhile, Eddie also stolen the denotator of the bomb from a member of mafia, however he soon discovers the denotator is a fake one.
This had raised the criticism of Eddie that the mafia does not only plant one bomb in the courthouse and he discovers that a police officer is actually a member of mafia. However, the suspicious behaviour of Eddie has caused another police officer criticism and thinks that he is creating some danger in the courthouse.