A Novel (Knight and Devlin Thriller #5)
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Danger escalates as Michael Knight and Lex Devlin enter into the defense of a Puerto Rican jockey charged with felony murder as a result of a fixed race at Boston’s Suffolk Downs.
As their investigation exposes the jockey’s role, they become embroiled in a conflict between two Puerto Rican crime gangs. One of these gangs is aligned for the first time with Boston’s Italian Mafia in tapping into almost limitless profits from the illicit trade of exotic and endangered species of wild animals captured in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and smuggled through the shoreline of the Florida Keys.
Working to free their client and to prevent the brutal abuse of these vulnerable animals, Michael and Lex find themselves squarely in the crossfire of rival organized crime gangs from the barrio of Jamaica Plain, Boston, to the gang-dominated streets of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
Perfect for fans of James Rollins
While all of the novels in the Knight and Devlin Thriller Series stand on their own and can be read in any order, the publication sequence is:
Praise For Fatal Odds: A Novel (Knight and Devlin Thriller #5)…
“Fatal Odds is a terrific read with a fast-paced plot and well-drawn characters that stay with you long after you close the book.” —Lisa Scottoline, New York Times best-selling author
“Boston attorneys Michael Knight and Lex Devlin are back with a case that starts local and goes global. Once again, John F. Dobbyn has crafted a first-rate legal thriller that's both topical and timeless.” —Linda Landrigan, Editor, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
“Series characters Michael Knight and Lex Devlin debuted in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Among the broad array of fictional lawyer-sleuths, these two stand out for the passion they bring to their cases and for the warmth of the relationship between the younger attorney, Knight, and his mentor, Devlin. Add a gripping plot, and you've got the formula for a Dobbyn thriller.” —Janet Hutchings, Editor-in-Chief, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
Praise for the Knight and Devlin Thriller Series
“This rapid pace adventure [High Stakes] delivers equal quantities of action, history, secrets, and conspiracies. Definitely an entertaining romp.” —Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author
“[Frame-Up] is the best kind of legal crime fiction, where the real stories come not from legal minutiae in the courtroom, but from human beings caught in the legal system's fuzzy moral contours.” —Alafair Burke, New York Times best-selling author
“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
“. . . Dobbyn’s Deadly Diamonds is a Beantown beauty of a story, sometimes served with a Guinness and at other times with a Chianti, depending on which of the many warring, sleazebag mobsters Dobbyn’s lead character is confronting” —Foreword Reviews
“The story gets the reader’s attention in much the same way it gets Michael Knight’s—with a grin, the tip of a knife between the ribs and nowhere to go but onward . . .” —The Free Lance Star“The latest Knight-Devlin legal thriller is an exciting tale . . . filled with plenty of action the two lawyers and their friends try to prevent the hostilities from turning Boston bloody.” —The Midwest Book Review
Oceanview Publishing, 9781608093724, 344pp.
Publication Date: September 17, 2019