Deadly Diamonds

Knight and Devlin Thriller

Book 4
Oceanview Publishing
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What do Boston, Dublin, and Sierra Leone have in common? The movement of “blood diamonds” at enormous profit but grave human expense: mafia killings in Boston and Ireland and child enslavement and murder in Sierra Leone. And who is ensnared in the middle of all of this — Michael Knight and Lex Devlin. Can they stop the enormously profitable trade of these tainted jewels? They must come between the Italian mafia in the North End of Boston and the Irish mafia in South Boston including some remnants of the IRA in Ireland. They must also pit themselves against the enslaved and deadly child-army in Sierra Leone, who smuggle these diamonds into the mainstream for cash to buy weapons and drugs. At great personal risk, Knight and Devlin struggle to find a solution that satisfies this disparate combination of characters and, hopefully, dampens the diamond flow. 
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              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.

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Oceanview Publishing
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Published on
Sep 3, 2013
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Pages
307
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ISBN
9781608090938
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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