The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni

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 hi...

Details The 7th Canon

TitleThe 7th Canon
Release DateSep 27th, 2016
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Legal Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Audiobook, Law, Religion

Reviews The 7th Canon

  • Christine
    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 up on my did-not-finish shelf because the legalese was mind-boggling and a total drag on the story. I am happy to say that did not happen in this book. There is actually only a smattering of courtroom scenes; they are well done and never left me scr...
  • Paromjit
    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 that still haunts him to this day. He is married to Kim, a doctor, and has a young son, Benny. He works at his uncle Lou's firm whose biggest client is the RC church and San Francisco Archdeacon, Donatello Parnisi. This one client finances all the othe...
  • Linda
    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 light on video tapes, cassettes, and portable phones the size of house bricks. The long, wide Cadillac is about to take you on one wild ride.The 7th Canon: "A lawyer should represent a client zealously within the bounds of law."Peter Donley, a young ...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    '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 have changed that. But then Pete Donley probably isn't your average lawyer. He seems to spend far more time out of the office chasing down the bad guys than he does in the courtroom or writing briefs. So there actually isn't a great deal of courtroo...
  • Zoeytron
    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 out?), the courtroom is a stage. Justice is meted out on the basis of what can be proven, what is admissible as evidence, not necessarily by the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Fascinating. This high energy legal/crime thriller grabbed me right...
  • Brenda
    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 have caused a few minor hiccups, but nothing that really detracted from the book. Perhaps it was a mix of earlier, more inexperienced writing with Dugoni's current, more polished style.Some characters were on a first name basis and others were last nam...
  • Sue
    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 Crosswhite” series and” David Sloane” series, and have nothing but praise for his writing. The police procedural featuring Seattle Homicide Detective Tracy Crosswhite has kept Dugoni in the Amazon top 10 for more than two years. He is also the auth...
  • Matt
    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 two successful series, Dugoni released this standalone novel that mixes the detail of a legal drama with the excitement of a crime thriller to create something captivating. Taking the reader back to 1987, Degoni explores the rough Tenderloin Distric...
  • Adrian Dooley
    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 shelter for homeless boys. The runaways, the drug addicts, the prostitutes, his door is an open door for those who seek refuge for the night. A boy is found brutally murdered at the shelter and all the evidence points to Father Martin as the killer. He i...
  • L.A. Starks
    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 recently.The 7th Canon is set in San Francisco in the 1980s. The time frame is a bit of a problem: readers get a wink and a nod from various characters on the subjects of mobile phones and computers. It's not ideal to apply a current lens to a histor...