The 7th Canon

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 attorn A riveting new legal thriller from the bestselling author of My Sister?s Grave. In San Francisco?s s...

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Title:The 7th Canon
Author:Robert Dugoni
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1503939421
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

The 7th Canon Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 08, 2016
    I think that THE 7THE CANON is an excellent thriller. The story takes place in 1987 and I was thrilled to read a book that takes place in the 80s, before all modern inventions like cell phones, etc. It's not that far back in time, but I quite enjoy reading books from that time. Probabl...
  • Barbara
    Oct 01, 2016
    Father Thomas Martin - who sports a shaved head, earring, and tattoo - runs a shelter for homeless boys in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. When the bloody body of a teenage youth, Andrew Bennet, is found in the shelter's recreation room, Father Martin is accused of murder. ...
  • Sue
    Apr 16, 2017
    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 wr...
  • Liz
    Jul 27, 2016
    The Seventh Canon is the requirement for an attorney to do his or her best in defending their client, regardless of guilt or innocence. This book starts off with an immensely likeable young attorney named Peter Donley. Donley works for his uncle with an odd assortment of non-paying c...
  • L.A. Starks
    Jun 16, 2017
    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...
  • Susan Johnson
    Sep 20, 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 straightened out and it allowed me to enjoy this book. I received this from Net Galley in ...
  • Brenda
    Dec 04, 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. Pe...
  • Lyn
    Aug 31, 2018
    Good legal thriller. Blending elements of mystery and psychology into an intriguing novel set in San Francisco in the late 1980s, author Robert Dugoni has crafted a page turning and entertaining work. Young lawyer Peter Donley is learning the ropes in his uncle?s law firm when ...
  • Matt
    Jul 29, 2016
    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 d...
  • 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 part of either his Tracy Crosswhite or David Sloane series, though, so I crossed my fi...
  • Tooter
    Oct 05, 2016
    Received my copy through Netgalley. 4.5 stars. Excellent! ...
  • Linda
    Aug 08, 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 light on video tapes, cassettes, and portable phones the size of house bricks....
  • 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 taken in for the night. Now Peter Donley must find the real killer before he is convicte...
  • Zoeytron
    Nov 02, 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 p...
  • 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 hours later when the priest is unable to locate the boy he decides that the boy has le...
  • Holly
    Sep 18, 2016
    I must say that Robert Dugoni is becoming a must read for me. After reading his Tracy Crosswhite series, I knew that I wanted to check out his David Sloane novels. As luck would have it, a new book came out featuring a new character, Peter Donley. So I decided to read this one instead....
  • Pamela
    Sep 18, 2016
    Mr. Dugoni once again delivers a fast-paced police/political crime thriller. This one takes us back to 1987 when a priest is arrested for the murder of a boy who was in his shelter. Since a priest is involved, we're not too surprised when evidence of pedophilia shows up. (Not my opinio...
  • Sandy
    Aug 10, 2016
    Canon 7 of the ABA moral code of responsibility states ?a lawyer should represent his client zealously within the bounds of the law?. Attorney Peter Donley takes it to heart but puts his own spin on just how far he should go to save his client. Father Tom Martin runs a shelter f...
  • Kylie H
    Oct 19, 2018
    I really did enjoy this story set in San Francisco. Peter Donley is a lawyer employed by his Uncle Lou. Her has his own demons and soon becomes embroiled in a case where a priest is accused of murdering a child prostitute in his shelter. The evidence is damning but Peter stakes his car...
  • Christine
    Mar 31, 2017
    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...
  • 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 those novels as the narrative wasn't quite as tight. But there was this one moment whe...
  • 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 missing parrot, but come Christmas Eve, Donley?s life is about to become very interes...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    May 27, 2017
    '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. H...
  • Amanda McGill
    Nov 01, 2018
    For full review - The Limit of Books Does Not Exist Robert Dugoni is an author that I really enjoy. My Sister?s Grave is one of my favourite mysteries, which I would highly recommend. So I was excited to see that he had a standalone novel, especially one that looked like a court b...
  • Jim
    Dec 01, 2016
    Peter Donley is a young lawyer with a wife and two year old son. For the past three years he has worked in his uncle's no-frills law firm in San Francisco?s Tenderloin district where people come before profits. Just as Peter is considering an offer to move to a more lucrative firm a ...
  • 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. ...
  • Paromjit
    Jul 26, 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 that still haunts him to this day. He is married to Kim, a doctor, and has a young son, ...
  • Louise Wilson
    Aug 16, 2016
    A priest becomes the prime subject in the death of a minor who was staying in the shelter for homeless and troubled youths that the priest runs. The priest finds the boy's body when he went down the basement to fix a fuse. The boy had been stabbed. A young lawyer who has worked f...
  • 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 shelter for homeless boys. The runaways, the drug addicts, the prostitutes, his door i...
  • Kylie D
    May 26, 2018
    An enjoyable ride where a young lawyer is thrust into the case of his life. A priest who runs a shelter for street kids in San Francisco is accused of murdering one of the boys. A jaded PI, a rogue veteran cop and a DA being bullied by his megalomaniac father all add to a riveting stor...