Deadly Diamonds (Knight and Devlin #4)
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.

Deadly Diamonds (Knight and Devlin #4) Details

TitleDeadly Diamonds (Knight and Devlin #4)
Author
ReleaseSep 3rd, 2013
PublisherOceanview Publishing
ISBN-139781608090921
Rating
GenreFiction, Cultural, Africa, Suspense

Deadly Diamonds (Knight and Devlin #4) Review

  • Darlene Franklin
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    After part 1 it was much better
  • Ted Lehmann
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 greater pressure, as Kevin's attorney to free him. Soon, a beloved Monsignor named Matt Ryan, a long-time associate and friend of Lex Devilin, is maliciously accused of child molestation. A former mafia Don and friend of both Devlin and Ryan, Dominic Santangelo, helps the two lawyers understand some of the dynamics of the hot situation. The plot reveals itself through relatively snappy, idiomatic crook-lawyer-priest dialog seeming to ape that learned at Mario Puzo's knee with maybe a little Dennis LeHane, before he learned to write, thrown in. There are also at least two specific nods in the text to writer Lee Childs and his literary character Jack Rusher. The writing is pretty derivative, devoid of real tension and excitement. As the plot develops, Knight determines that the crime cannot be solved without his taking a trip to Ireland. The remainder of my review will appear on my blog on Sunday, August 25. If you decide to purchase it, please consider entering Amazon through the portal there.
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  • David Duncan
    January 1, 1970
    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 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. Michael McKnight is a partner with Lex Devilion. Michael McKnight is under a lot of pressure to get Kevin O`Bryne free from charges. The story has Lex Devilion, long time child hood friend monsienor Matt Ryan being accused of child molestation. Dominic Santangelo, a former Boston mafia mob boss, child hood friends of both Matt Ryan and Lex Devilion gets involved in the story. This story is about child slavery and the deadly child army of Sierra Leone diamond smuggling. This book has multiple stories built into it. This book is a must read for anyone interested in action and drama. I will be reading more of this authors books.
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  • PopcornReads
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 get concerned about this being a series, each one I’ve read works quite nicely as a stand-alone read. And to make it even better, they sent us two copies that we’re featuring in today’s book giveaway! Enter to win 1 of 2 copies at http://popcornreads.com/?p=6574.
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  • Gee
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Kent Hinckley
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • David Marshall
    January 1, 1970
    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.http://opionator.wordpress.com/2013/1...
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    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 novelhttp://thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com/...
  • Deborah aka Reading Mom
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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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