Monday, October 3, 2016

Spotlight on Cut-Throat Defence by Olly Jarvis

Publisher: Canelo
Pub. Date: October 3rd, 2016
Pages: 292

There is no man richer than a man without a price 

Jack Kowalski is a young, inexperienced barrister who finds himself working on the biggest drugs trial of the decade. Aided by his talented colleague Lara Panassai, Jack argues a savage ‘cut-throat’ defence, a risky tactic that pulls some of the most respected QCs into the fray. Jack soon finds himself at the centre of a legal storm.

But when the defendant suddenly disappears, Jack and Lara uncover a trail of clues that leads them deep into Manchester’s seedy underbelly. And as the case grows more deadly with every step, who can they trust? 
Inspired by the author’s unique perspective on Manchester’s criminal underworld, Cut-Throat Defence is a story of ambition, desire and the fight for survival.


Praise for Olly Jarvis's Debut Novel

"Death by Dangerous is a nail-bitingly paced thriller… [It’s] a very assured debut from Olly Jarvis, and I look forward to reading his next book."- Simon Brett, author of the Charles Paris detective novels 

 "[It’s] a barrister’s tale, my kind of page-turning legal thriller." - Gyles Brandreth

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About the Author

Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but now based in

Drawing on his experiences he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the English courtroom.

He wrote highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement exploring a barrister’s thought processes whilst cross-examining a rape victim.

Using his knowledge of the Indonesian language he traveled to Sumatra where he wrote and presented a BBC documentary entitled Mum Knows Best, which compared two neighbouring tribes, one of which has a matrilineal system of inheritance.


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. Only Jarvis is a very talented Author. I look forward to reading your review.