The 7th Canon
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. 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 law 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 family's 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, others dig up dark secrets hidden by Donley, and he must risk everything to save his client's life...and expose the face of true evil.
Published By Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date: September 27, 2016
"In The 7th Canon, 1980's San Fransisco comes to life as Dugoni crafts a page-turning thriller with flawed heroes and a deep knowledge of his subject."
"The 7th Canon delivers on everything it promises, a courtroom thriller extraordinaire that successfully harvests every staple of the genre while plowing plenty of new ground in the process. A stunning achievement from a writer destined to become a household name."
Providence Rhode Island Journal
"Dugoni has given the reader another gem of a story, full of action-packed scenes, intelligent plotlines, and very real characters."
"Robert Dugoni delivers plenty of mystery and courtroom antics in his latest high-stakes legal thriller. The courtroom scenes are top-notch, but even better are the pages dedicated to the investigation."