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Deadly Diamonds

(Knight and Devlin #4)

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Oceanview Publishing
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Darlene Franklin
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
A whole new world opens up to the reader in this story about diamond harvesting, trade, and sale in Africa, Ireland, and the USA. Easy reading, very informative...I won this book on librarything.
Penny Hoover
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
After part 1 it was much better
Ted Lehmann
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was ok

Deadly Diamonds by John Dobbyn (Oceanview Publishing, September 3, 2013, 304 pages, $26.95) is the fourth in the Knight and Devlin series of mystery thrillers set in Boston. The plot revolves around the abduction of Kevin O'Byrne, the spoiled son of a Boston Irish mob boss Frank O'Byrne, who has apparently taken a joy ride in the new Cadillac of an Italian gangster only to discover the dead body of one of the thug's capos in the trunk. Kevin is soon indicted for the murder, placing Knight under
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David Duncan
Jul 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Deadly diamonds is my 9th book that I have read from Goodreads. This story has it all,mafia killings child enslavement,blood diamonds being smuggled out of Sierra Leone. Deadly diamonds is about a young man Kevin O`Bryne, the son of Boston Irish mob boss Frank O`Bryne, he steals Cadillac belonging to the Italian mafia gangster, and finds a dead body in the trunk of the car. Kevin O`Bryne is soon indicted for the murder. Attorney Michael McKnight is called into the case to try to free Kevin. Mich ...more
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Book Review & Giveaway: We reviewed Black Diamond a while back and I’ve been looking forward to reading another John Dobbyn novel ever since. So I was excited when the publisher sent me Dobbyn’s newest novel in the Knight & Devlin legal thriller series, Deadly Diamonds.

This series features a Boston attorney team who just can’t stay away from trouble despite the best of intentions, and each novel I’ve read has an international element to it. Deadly Diamonds is no exception. Before you ge
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Gwen
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the mafia-themed story and the twists and turns involved. It just felt "unreal" how some things fell into place, the ease with which they get away with tight situations, how they pull off stunts easily, and how seemingly well practiced or experienced Johnny Walker was in dealing with thugs/the mafia/RUF without a hint of hesitation or fear. But even with this in mind, the author was able to maintain the interest in readers and push away all doubts in the hopes of finding a resolution.
Kent Hinckley
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the fourth in Dobbyn's series of a brash Harvard lawyer dealing with the Irish and Italian mafias plus the blood diamond trade in Sierra Leone, Africa. I enjoy reading Dobbyn's novels because they have a great story line, plenty of suspense, and the writing is excellent. This is a page turner. The only difficulty is that some assumptions stretch believability, but because the story is so good, I didn't care.
David Marshall
Oct 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Although this legal thriller starts quite well, it rapidly devolves into an absurd plot in which our lawyers team up with the IRA and an amazingly sophisticated man from Sierra Leone to bring everyone to justice, kill some of the bad guys and rescue missing family.

To be avoided.

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Debbie
Sep 04, 2013 added it
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Today enjoy a terrific interview with John Dobbyn about this new novel Deadly Diamonds then enter to win your very own Hardback autographed copy of the novel
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Deborah aka Reading Mom
Another rollicking adventure involving the Knight/Devlin duo. Belief must always be suspended when reading this series, but in my opinion, they are fun reads and I have enjoyed them all. Look forward to book #5
Lola Lee
I won a copy of Deadly Diamonds (Hardcover)
by John Dobbyn in a giveaway for free on Goodreads First Reads will post review when finished thank you ;)
Barbara
I gave this book a benefit of an extra star. OK not great. A bookclub book where the author will be at our meeting.
Rhod
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Really good mystery/adventure, but I felt the ending was a bit too perfect. I would be interested in other reviews.
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John F. Dobbyn is an American mystery writer and Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law. His Devlin and Knight short story "Trumpeter Swan," published in the February 2004 issue of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, was a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best Short Story from the Private Eye Writers of America. He lives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania with his wife Lois.

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