Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FRAME UP by John F. Dobbyn (Oceanview Publishing)

John McKedrick and Michael Knight were best friends at Harvard Law School. After graduating, the two young men walked different paths. John went to work with an attorney for the Boston Mafia. Mike went to work for the US Attorney’s Office and later formed a criminal defense law practice with his mentor, and legendary trial attorney Lex Devlin. John and Michael remained best friends with Michael always encouraging John to escape to greener pastures. It seemed that John was finally going to change jobs when he is murdered. What appears to be a mob hit leads three men to meet for the first time in 40 years—Matt Ryan, a Catholic priest, Dominic Santangelo, a Mafia don, and Lex Devlin. The three men must put aside their past to focus on the defense of Dominic’s son who has been accused of John’s murder. In preparing their defense Michael is drawn into a cat and mouse game with the international Mafia involving art fraud. This is a tale full of twists and turns with a lot of bad guys, dead bodies, and suspense as Michael attempts to walk the line between legal and criminal actions. If you like legal mysteries involving the Mafia underworld you will enjoy this book.

--Helen Jones

FTC Disclosure - This book was provided by the publisher.

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