Who the hell is this guy?

Steve was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. At 18 he moved to Dublin and studied Law, by mistake, and went on to be a pot-washer, bouncer, security guard and call centre operative before landing a job as an investigator for a large law firm in Belfast, where he eventually qualified as a solicitor. He then moved to a smaller firm where he could practice in the field of civil rights law. Steve has been involved in several high profile cases; in 2010 he represented a factory worker who suffered racial abuse in the workplace and won the largest award of damages for race discrimination in Northern Ireland legal history. He holds a certificate in Advanced Advocacy and often lectures on various legal subjects (but really he just likes to tell jokes).

His debut novel, The Defence, is the first in a new, US-based legal thriller series featuring Eddie Flynn, former con-artist turned trial lawyer. It will be published in the UK by Orion, in spring 2015, as a major debut. Translation rights have sold in Germany (Blanvalet), Netherlands (Uniboek) Italy (Longanesi) and Japan (Hayakawa).

Steve is represented by Euan Thorneycroft at AM Heath.

Follow him on Twitter @SSCav