Fatal Odds is a terrific read with a fast-paced plot and well-drawn characters that stay with you long after you close the book.
Longboat Key, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2016
Oceanview Publishing Releases Fatal Odds by John F. Dobbyn in Hardcover and Digital Format. (Mystery/Suspense, $26.95, ISBN: 978-1608091997, 352 pages, 8/2/16).
Danger escalates as Michael Knight and Lex Devlin enter into the defense of a Puerto Rican jockey charged with felony murder as a result of a fixed race at Boston’s Suffolk Downs.
As their investigation exposes the jockey’s role, they 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 of exotic and endangered species of wild animals captured in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil and smuggled through the shoreline of the Florida Keys.
Working to free their client and to prevent the brutal abuse of these vulnerable animals, Michael and Lex find themselves squarely in the crossfire of rival organized crime gangs from the barrio of Jamaica Plain, Boston, to the gang-dominated streets of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
“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. Here is a novel that expertly mixes thrills and smarts and will have you clamoring for more from this author. I know I want more.”
―James Rollins, New York Times best-selling author of The Bone Labyrinth
“Boston attorneys Michael Knight and Lex Devlin are back with a case that starts local and goes global. Once again, John F. Dobbyn has crafted a first-rate legal thriller that's both topical and timeless.”
―Linda Landrigan, Editor, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine
“Fatal Odds is a terrific read with a fast-paced plot and well-drawn characters that stay with you long after you close the book.”
―Lisa Scottoline, New York Times best-selling author of Most Wanted
“Series characters Michael Knight and Lex Devlin debuted in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Among the broad array of fictional lawyer-sleuths, these two stand out for the passion they bring to their cases and for the warmth of the relationship between the younger attorney, Knight, and his mentor, Devlin. Add a gripping plot, and you've got the formula for a Dobbyn thriller.”
―Janet Hutchings, Editor-in-Chief of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
About the Author:
John F. Dobbyn is a professor of law at Villanova Law School. He is a frequent contributor to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and he is the author of five legal thrillers featuring Michael Knight and Lex Devlin.
Dobbyn is a Boston native and now resides in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with his wife Lois.
Learn more at http://www.johndobbyn.com