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Deadly Diamonds

A Novel (Knight and Devlin Thriller #4)

John F. Dobbyn


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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 North 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.

Praise For Deadly Diamonds: A Novel (Knight and Devlin Thriller #4)

Deadly Diamonds takes you from mob strongholds in Boston to the diamond pits of Sierra Leone, in a plot twisty enough to leave skid marks on the page. A great read!” — Lisa ScottolineNew York Times best-selling author of Keep Quiet

“Dobbyn manages to tie the two story lines together in a secure knot in this fiercely violent story that somehow also tugs at the heartstrings. This should appeal to fans of Tess Gerritsen, Jon Land, and Dennis Lehane.” — Booklist

“…fast-paced drama, which stretches from Boston’s North End and South End to Ireland and to Sierra Leone...” — Publishers Weekly

Deadly Diamonds is an exciting, well-written, colorful, and thoroughly delightful gangster story, one fit to sit on a shelf between the works of Breslin and Puzo.” — Foreword Reviews

Oceanview Publishing, 9781608093076, 304pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

About the Author

John F. Dobbyn is a professor of law at Villanova Law School. He is a frequent contributor to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and he is the author of five legal thrillers featuring Michael Knight and Lex Devlin.

Dobbyn is a Boston native and now resides in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with his wife Lois.