Black Diamond by John F. Dobbyn
A Knight and Devlin Thriller

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Michael Knight and Lex Devlin agree to defend a jockey accused of murdering a fellow jockey during a race at Boston's Suffolk Downs. Michael's expertise in the machinations of the horse racing game is expected to serve them well. But a personal attachment to the murdered jockey thrusts Michael and Lex into the midst of conflict between Boston's Irish mafia and remnants of the terrorist branch of the Irish Republican Army. Now they are in the crosshairs of both, and the brutality of these combatants knows no bounds. As Michael and Lex uncover layer after layer of deceptions involved in the seamier side of horse racing, they become more dangerous to the gangs. In action that shuttles between Ireland and Boston, the lives of the lawyers as well as those close to them are in the gravest danger and the criminals show no mercy in their quest to put an end to this threat. As their investigation hurtles forward, it could end a wonderful law partnership due to the absence of living partners.
 

About John F. Dobbyn

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Boston native John F. Dobbyn is a mystery writer and professor of law at Villanova University School of Law. Many of his short stories have been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. He is the author of two previous Knight and Devlin novels, Neon Dragon and Frame-Up. "Jack" and his wife, Lois, live in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
 
Published October 3, 2011 by Oceanview Publishing. 291 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Crime, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Dobbyn’s pleasant if lightweight third thriller featuring attorney Michael Knight (after Frame-Up) zips back and forth between Boston and Dublin.

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