The 7th Canon
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The 7th Canon


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
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:325 pages

    The 7th Canon Reviews

  • Paromjit
    Sep 08, 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 O'Donnell
    Aug 10, 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Susan Johnson
    Oct 01, 2016

    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 straight...

  • Jean
    Sep 14, 2016

    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 mis...

  • Lee
    Aug 13, 2016

    A priest who runs a shelter for homeless and troubled youth becomes the prime suspect in the death of one of these youths. He has taken in a young man who seems very troubled and agitated but several ...

  • CL
    Sep 12, 2016

    I love the Tracy Crosswhite series and Rovert Dugoni does not disappoint with the Peter Donley character. Father Thomas Martin has been accused of murdering one of the homeless boys his shelter has ta...

  • Emma
    Aug 21, 2016

    This is a really different type of book to Dugoni's Tracy Crossehite series, which I love, and for the first third I was thinking that it might not be for me. It felt like it was maybe written before ...

  • Monnie
    Sep 12, 2016

    After reading just two books by Robert Dugoni, I've become a fan; so when I got the chance to read an advance copy of this one in exchange for an honest review, I jumped. It's a standalone that's not ...

  • Tooter
    Oct 05, 2016

    Received my copy through Netgalley. 4.5 stars. Excellent!...