Boston was John F. Dobbyn’s home for the first thirty years of his life. He graduated from Boston Latin School and went on to Harvard College for a degree in Classics and Linguistics. For the next three years, he was a lieutenant in the United States Air Force as a director of fighter aircraft. After graduation from Boston College Law School, Dobbyn was law clerk to a federal district court judge before joining a Boston trial law firm. He later returned to Harvard Law School for a Master of Laws degree before becoming a professor of law at Villanova Law School, where he teaches Criminal and Corporate Law.
Over the past thirty years, Dobbyn has had twenty-one short stories in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and another six in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He is the best-selling author of Neon Dragon, Frame-Up, Black Diamond, and now Deadly Diamonds: all legal thrillers featuring Michael Knight and Lex Devlin. Dobbyn resides in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with his wife Lois.
Soon Sam catches the attention of the dead man's employer, the formidable Catarina Da Silva whose hypnotic gaze he has trouble resisting. But little does he know that in a place where life is cheap, love can be deadly. Trapped in Da Silva's dangerous web, Sam finds himself plummeting towards São Tiago's dark heart. And as the heavens finally open, he must face his past if he is to find redemption...
In the wake of McKedrick’s murder, three men who took their own deviating paths will meet for the first time in forty years. Matt Ryan, a priest; Dominic Santangelo, a Mafia don; and Lex Devlin put the past aside to focus on a present concern: Dominic’s son has been charged with John McKedrick’s murder.
At Lex’s urging, Michael Knight reluctantly agrees to represent the alleged bomber. In building a defense, Michael is drawn into a high-stakes art fraud that leads him from the seediest parts of Boston to the sophisticated Amsterdam inner sanctum of international crime.
When Christian promises his father that he’ll race the colt, he’s plunged into the underworld of horse racing. To navigate his way he naively hires Ed Price, a heartless Miami trainer. And when his colt shows potential — a surprising resemblance to Secretariat — a dubious wealthy sheik wants to buy him, but Christian vows to keep his promise to his father. With a sizable debt still owed on the horse, Christian is forced to take out a loan, his only recourse, Vince, a New York mobster. If the money is not repaid on time, Christian’s life and that of Allie, his colt’s trainer, are threatened. To add to his rollercoaster of troubles, he faces fraud charges since his father illegally registered the colt, and he is being stalked by a psychotic ex-girlfriend.