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.

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The 7th Canon Reviews

  • Jean Laughlin
    Jan 5, 2017

    Jean Laughlin

    Another great thriller book from Robert Dugoni! This a fast-paced legal thriller from the beginning to the end. Very well written and he does a great a job developing the characters. I've enjoyed reading the author's Tracy Crosswhite series and this new series (hopefully?) did not disa...

  • Joann
    Dec 16, 2016


    I would give this a 4.5 star. This is the second Robert Dugoni novel I have read in the past week and I'm starting on my third one after his. This stand- alone thriller by Robert Dugoni takes place in 1987 in the rough Tenderloin District of San Francisco where Father Thomas Martin is ...

  • Lori
    Dec 15, 2016


    I have loved the way this author writes ever since I read My Sister's Grave. This book was not part of this series, but I enjoyed it just as much as the other series. I would love to read more books about this character, Peter Donnolly. The narrator James Patrick Cronin was really good...

  • Brenda
    Dec 5, 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 have caused a few minor hiccups, but nothing that really detracted from the book. Perhap...

  • Zoeytron
    Nov 2, 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 out?), the courtroom is a stage. Justice is meted out on the basis of what can be prove...

  • Tulay
    Oct 15, 2016


    Great fictional story."Kids, they don't do anything except get born, and then they pay the price for someone else's mistakes and disappointments." This story is about Father Martin and people around him to help him and the kids. ...

  • Magdalena
    Oct 12, 2016


    To be reviewed on Fresh Fiction! ...

  • FrankieReads
    Oct 9, 2016


    Action? Check.Political Corruption? Check.Conspiracy? Check.Sordid underground night life? Check.Likable, down-to-earth heroes with their own crosses to bear? Check. Check.The 7th Canon is what I hope will be the first book in a new series by Robert Dugoni. In this story, a priest who ...

  • Tooter
    Oct 5, 2016


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

  • Susan Johnson
    Oct 1, 2016

    Susan Johnson

    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 straightened out and it allowed me to enjoy this book. I received this from Net Galley in exch...