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The 7th Canon
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The 7th Canon

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A riveting new legal thriller from the bestselling author of My Sister’s Grave.

In San Francisco’s 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 he’s a killer—and worse—Father Thomas Martin stands by his innocence. And attorney Peter Donley stands with him.

For three years Donley has cut his legal teeth in his uncle’s 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 client’s life…and expose the face of true evil.

Title:The 7th Canon
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1503939421
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:325 pages
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    The 7th Canon Reviews

  • Christine
    Mar 31, 2017

    The 7th Canon is my first Robert Dugoni novel, and I found it to be a fast-paced highly enjoyable read. I was a little concerned as the protagonist is an attorney. The last legal thriller I read ended...

  • Paromjit
    Jul 26, 2016

    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 th...

  • Linda
    Aug 08, 2016

    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 ...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    May 27, 2017

    '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...

  • Zoeytron
    Nov 02, 2016

    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.The underpinnings and inner-workings of the judicial system are given a hard look here. In the criminal justice system (hear that gavel ringing o...

  • Brenda
    Dec 04, 2016

    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 ha...

  • Sue
    Apr 16, 2017

    THE 7th CANON, a standalone novel by New York Times and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni is a legal crime thriller that is sure to please. I have read most of his novels in the “Tracy Cros...

  • Matt
    Jul 29, 2016

    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...

  • Adrian Dooley
    Sep 19, 2016

    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 shel...

  • L.A. Starks
    Jun 16, 2017

    I liked Dugoni's "My Sister's Grave," so I picked this up since it's by the same author. The 7th Canon is actually Dugoni's first book. However, it was not initially commercial so he shelved it until ...