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Deadly Diamonds (Kinght and Devlin) by John F. Dobbyn

Deadly Diamonds Reviewed by Julie Moderson

John F. Dobbyn has written over twenty short stories so he is no stranger to fiction. He is going to give all writers of fiction a run for their money; I feel he can compete with any of the big writers, with his fast paced action and quick wit.

This book started a little slow but you have to stick with it because it is an amazing story that I think everyone should read before they purchase any diamonds.

Frame Up by John F. Dobbyn

frameReviewed by Patricia Reid

Michael Knight and John McKedrick were good friends when both attended Harvard Law School and remained good friends although their lives took them in different directions. Michael became a partner in a respectable law firm run by Lex Devlin. Michael had the utmost respect for Devlin and Devlin has deep affection for Michael. John took a position with an attorney who is known for his mob affiliations.

As Michael was leaving the office one evening to meet John for dinner, John’s car blew up just as Michael approached. Michael survived but John is killed. An informant told the police that Peter Santangelo is the person that set the bomb. Peter is the son of Dominic Santangelo, a well-known mafia figure.

Michael is shocked when Devlin requests his presence at a meeting of Devlin’s friends from long ago. The meeting takes place in a church with Monsignor Ryan and Dominic Santangelo. Santangelo has arranged the meeting to request that Devlin represent his son Peter, Godson of Lex Devlin.

Neon Dragon by John F. Dobbyn

neonReviewed by Patricia Reid

Michael Knight is a young lawyer in a large firm arguing a motion before Judge Amos Bradley. Rumor has it that Judge Bradley is destined to be the next African American justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. When Judge Bradley calls Knight into his chambers and announces that he wants Knight to defend his son in a criminal matter, Knight is shocked. He is even more shocked to discover the criminal matter is a murder charge.

A senior partner in Knight’s firm is Lex Devlin. Once one of the foremost criminal defense attorneys in Boston, Devlin has withdrawn from defense work in recent years. Judge Bradley is hoping that Devlin can assist Knight in the defense. Devlin was once accused of jury tampering although it was never proven. This is the reason that Devlin quit handling criminal defense.