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My new book, FATAL ODDS, was released on August 2, 2016.

John Dobbyn

BLACK DIAMOND was made the DEAL OF THE DAY for books on Amazon Kindle. In one day, BLACK DIAMOND leaped to the NUMBER ONE position on the chart for PAID KINDLES!

BLACK DIAMOND, was released on October 3, 2011 and was selected as a finalist for the “2011 Book of the Year” by ForeWord Reviews in the Mystery/Legal Thriller category.

Plans are in motion for the making of a major motion picture by Amber Entertainment, a production company located in Los Angeles and London, of my Legal thriller/mystery NEON DRAGON!

FRAME UP has been honored as the Gold Medal Award Winner of the Best Book of 2010 in the fiction and Literature: Thriller/Adventure Category sponsored by USA Book News.

Fatal Odds Now Available!

As their investigation exposes the role of their client jockey in a fixed race that leads to murder, Michael Knight and Lex Devlin 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 in exotic and endangered species of wild animals captured in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and smuggled through the shoreline of the Florida Keys.

“John F. Dobbyn’s thriller, Fatal Odds, does everything right: a nail-biting plot to keep you turning pages, characters that shine brighter with every twist and turn, and a ripped-from-the-headlines authenticity that will leave you shocked.”

James Rollins
New York Times Best Selling Author of The Bone Labyrinth


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Deadly Diamonds

Deadly Diamonds CoverDealings in blood diamonds involve both enormous profits and also grave human suffering. Child enslavement in Sierra Leone and mafia killings in Boston and Ireland involve Michael Knight and Lex Devlin deeply in the trafficking in these gems. The personal danger level is at an all time high, as they come between the Italian mafia in the North End of Boston, the Irish mafia in South Boston, and the criminal remnants of the IRA in Ireland. They are lured into conflict with the murderous child-army of the Sierra Leone rebels who smuggle these rough gems to trade for more weapons and drugs.

“DEADLY DIAMONDS takes you from mob strongholds in Boston to the diamond pits of Sierra Leone, in a plot twisty enough to leave skid marks on the page. A great read!”

Lisa Scottoline
New York Times Best-Selling Author of DON’T GO and ACCUSED

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Black Diamond

Black Diamond Cover“From its characters who go straight to the heart, to its intruiging settings, to its plot with more jolting twists than a Boston street, BLACK DIAMOND takes you on a non-stop ride that keeps you gripping the wheel.”

Lisa Scottoline
New York Times best-selling author of SAVE ME

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Frame Up

Frame Up Cover“Dobbyn is a skillful writer who puts his expert knowledge of the legal system to work. 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
Author of “212”

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Neon Dragon

Neon Dragon CoverIn Boston Michael Knight works as a third year associate attorney at Bilson, Dawes, Leftbridge & Sykes law firm. Thus he is shocked when African-American judge Amos Bradley, expected to be named to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court soon, asks him to represent his son Anthony, who is accused of killing sexagenarian Mr. Chen An-Young during a…….

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