The 7th Cannon Book Review

The 7th Cannon Book Review

Title: The 7th Canon
Author: Robert Dugoni
Published: September 27, 2016, Thomas & Mercer
No. of Pages: 334
Cover Price: $15.95 Paperback. $4.99 Kindle

Attorney Peter Donley has worked with his uncle in a tiny law office where little money is made, but clients are first priority. When Father Thomas Martin is accused of the brutal murder of a young boy at a shelter that he runs, and the evidence is overwhelming, Donley must step in to help Martin and prove his innocence. Before becoming a Catholic priest, Martin was himself a street kid, complete with tattoos and earrings, and has been judged by others so that he is guilty by popular vote. Donley, however, believes in his innocence and even though he is not yet a seasoned attorney, is willing to find a way to find out who is trying to frame his client and why. The story takes place in the seedy, dangerous Tenderloin district where many of the young boys are prostitutes and drug users – destined to be discarded and forgotten.

Bestselling author, Robert Dugoni, who has penned two popular series, has done an excellent job in The 7th Canon, a standalone saga with new characters; his storytelling skills are excellent, and his skill in developing believable, human characters is a strength that makes his novels “unputdownable.” His expertise in building suspense pays off, and while readers may be resigned to seeing Father Martin spend the rest of his life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, albeit enough evidence to be convicted, Donley works nonstop to prevent it.

Once read, most readers will surely want to pick up everything Dugoni has written; his novels are definitely a cut above, and highly recommended for thriller lovers of all ages.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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