As long time readers know a book is definitely a great way to relax but it doesn t mean that the book itself has to be so dull and watered down that it literally relaxes you into a nap that s what law textbooks are for It takes skill for a writer to perfect the blend of accessibility which will prevent the reader from becoming discouraged and never finishing the book and intrigue that will keep the reader guessing until the very nd his neurons palpitating while his frame relaxes into a comfortable sofa It s a skill that John F Dobbyn demonstrates in his new book Frame up From the very first page this legal thriller drags the reader into a world of lawyers and #THEIR MOB LINKED CLIENTS AND KEEPS #mob linked clients and keeps there until the very last of its 278 pages Michael Knight of Devlin Knight is a young criminal defense lawyer His best friend John McKedrick is murdered in a car bombing that bears the signature of the mob It seems like John McKedrick s career path meant to fast track him to success did anything but Michael s partner and mentor Mr Devlin becomes involved when the son of his childhood friend becomes accused of the murder But Dominic Santangelo knows his son Peter had nothing to do with John McKedrick s murder and seeks legal council from Michael Mr Devlin And the games begin all this in the first twenty pages of Frame up And from then on the action rarely if ver lets go John F Dobbyn is as relentless an author as Michael Knight is relentless as a
LAWYER THE STORY GRABBED ME FROMThe story grabbed me from very first page and kept me guessing until the very nd There were some parts that were a little obvious and others that seemed a little clich but it all made for a very realistic story after all life itself can be both uite obvious at time and uite clich at others Frame up published by Oceanview Publishing can be a little challenging to read at times John F Dobbyn writes in the language of those in know so while the book is well written it can be something of a challenge for those who are From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read either not lawyers or who are not in the habit of reading legal thrillers It isn t a surprise since John F Dobbyn is actually Professor Dobbyn of the Villanova Law School since 1969 And while this can make for a challenging read it ultimately adds to the story by delightfully stimulating one s neuronsspecially if you are reading in bed after a long tough day Another added bonus is the couple of sections that will make you pause to reflect For those of you who have been reading my reviews and blogs for the last couple of years you won t be surprised that I considered this an added and much appreciated bonus to Frame up that I particularly njoyed One section in particular stood out to me In it Dominic Santangelo the don is defending his actions by contrasting his pursuit of justice by the sometimes very inefficient pursuit of the same objective by Michael and Mr Devlin in their chosen profession Michael you and I and your partner my old friend are all from different heritages Yes I have power I use the power to produce justice as I see it Which of us is right Which power mine or yours produced justice Michael doesn t say anything to this but his thoughts are full I considered making the case for a democratic republic over a self justifying tyrant whose very unuestioned whim was nforced in blood I considered asking the don how many times he had used that power of violence for personal profit as opposed to unselfish justice I also considered the futility of trying to convince this little Caesar that he somehow fell short of Solomon judging the Israelites I vetoed all of it There was no point in turning a very dicey moment into a high school civics class The best part of this is that John F Dobbyn didn t make a huge deal out of the debate He didn t make his characters go on and on about it Rather he placed this nugget of information close nough to the beginning of the book on page 55 that it s specter floated throughout the Twelve Days of Pleasure entire book in a go. After graduating from Harvard Law with his closest friend John McKedrick Michael Knight takes a job with his mentor legendary trial attorney Lex Devlin while John becomes sole associate of a notorious mob lawyer Michael never lost hope that John McKedrick wouldscape to cleaner pastures until John is murdered in a car bombing bearing the.
Read & Download ↠ PDF, Gods Choice eBook or KindlePUB ✓ John F. DobbynGo The meeting takes place in a church with Monsignor Ryan and Dominic Santangelo Santangelo has arranged the meeting to reuest that Devlin represent his son Peter Godson of Lex DevlinDevlin finally agrees and Michael plunges head first into an investigation that will take him from
"boston to london to amsterdam and involve him "to London to Amsterdam and involve him only with the #American mafia but also with the Russian mafia Michael manages to conduct a sting operation that ultimately uncovers many #mafia but also with the Russian mafia Michael manages to conduct a sting operation that ultimately uncovers many and saves than one lifeFrame Up is described as a legal thriller but the action is all outside of the courtroom For a lot of action and some interesting maneuvers this is the book to read In FRAME UP we meet a formidable young Boston based lawyer Michael Knight and his mentorpartner Lex Devlin The story opens with Knight recovering in a hospital following an Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye explosion in which an old friend John McKedrick has been killed Thexplosion sets off a chain of Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France events that leads Knight into dangerTurns out Devlin has old ties from childhood with a crime kingpin who Knight couldn t have imagined his mentor being associated with The kingpin s son is accused of arranging thexplosion and resulting murder however he claims he s being framed Knight s job is to represent the son He already knows that McKedrick wasn t a complete innocent ither since he d been legal counsel for shady characters himselfThe story takes you through Knight s uest for information that ll xonerate his client taking the reader through a convoluted set of Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild events that keeps one guessingMeanwhile as Knight works out the machinations of Boston s Mob politics complications involving a stolen Vermeer painting are playing out in Europe These complications involve a rather intimidating and powerful man known only as the gentleman someone who inspiresnough fear and loathing among the players to belie his nicknameThe story is told mostly from Knight s first person perspective but switches gears about halfway through so the reader sees Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets events in Europe from another point of view and in third person This techniue builds tension and creates anticipation of how the European connection fits into the larger pictureKnight also grows close to one of McKedrick s friends a charming young woman who Knight worries may have been in love with McKedrick The relationship creates a nice romantic subplot that gets woven well into the main storyJohn F Dobbyn has created in Knight a lawyer who s intrepid without being foolish Knight hasthical and moral standards and he tries to do the right thing while representing people he might not like personally making him both adventurous and a consummate legal professional Dobbyn does a masterful job of balancing these attributes it s not an Electromyography for Experimentalists easy feat to make a lawyer s job look asxciting as depicted here without going way over the topRead the Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 entire review here Friends Michael Knight and John McKedrick take diverging career paths after graduating from Harvard Law School Michael practices with the US Attorney s office and is later mentored by Lex Devlin at his prestigious trial law firm Johnually gifted becomes an attorney for the Mob under another famous lawyer Benny Ignola Michael never stops hoping that John will reconsider his life choices and join a reputable law firmSeven years later Michael watches as his friend is blown to bits by a car bomb Michael is injured from his proximity to the car and spends the next two and a half days unconscious He awakens in time for s funeralThe police charge Peter Santangelo the s This book had a lot of despite it s rather overly self confident protagonist However the plot has a few too many twists as it takes us from a mob hit in Boston to an art fraud in Amsterdam with a couple of Russians thrown in Sometimes it was hard to track all the characters I heard the author speak at a local library about the research behind his most recent book and the talk was fascinating so I may give him another tr. Resent concern Dominic's son has been charged with John McKedrick's murder At Lex's urging Michael Knight reluctantly agrees to represent the alleged bomber In building a defense Michael is drawn into a high stakes art fraud that leads him from the seediest parts of Boston to the sophisticated Amsterdam inner sanctum of international crim. Od way of course It was a not so subtle but very well done way of infusing the story with meaning Frame up is a great book to pick up if you are in for a relaxing yet interesting read I would suggest taking it on a flight as you will probably become so ngrossed with it that you will not notice the various necessary annoyances air travel involves nowadays By the same token reading this book on your commute might not be the best of ideas unless you live at the last stop nsuring that you won t miss it thus cursing both John F Dobbyn for writing it and myself for recommending itFirst published on Blogcritics and Friendship and the life choices we make are the basis for John F Dobbyn s Frame Up Boston lawyers John McKedrick and Michael Knight have been best friends since childhood yet John chooses to defend clients with ties to the mob while Michael is a straight arrow lawyer working for legendary attorney Lex Devlin his mentorJohn is killed and Michael seriously injured in a car bombing of dubious origins Mob
"Boss Dominic Santangelo S "Dominic Santangelo s is charged with John s murder and he wants Lex to defend his son Friendship again comes into play here as Dominic and Lex were close friends as young men along with Matt Ryan former fighter turned priestBut the story centers on Michael out to find John s killer His unlawyer like Runaway Wedding efforts lead him to discover John s involvement in an art fraud of international proportions all while dodging several attempts on his own lifeDobbyn has created a cast ofngaging characters in this crime thriller Michael is a worthy hero and readers will be rooting for him The fast paced mystery offers a bit of romance too I thoroughly njoyed Dobbyn s Frame Up and hope to read of #Michael Knight s scapades I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers Michael Knight #Knight s La heredera del mar escapades I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers Michael Knight best friend John McKedrick is murdered and the story begins Michael is a trial attorney with legendary Lex Devlin A Boston mafia don s son Peter is charged with John s death Lex and Michael are hired to defend Peter Michael is drawn into a high stakes art fraud taking him into the inner sanctum of international crime You want to keep reading this book to learn of the surprisingnding I like the characters of decline and knight but the situations in this novel are so outlandish and so improbable that reading to the nd is difficult A small time attorney in a new partnership with a stablished jurist takes on both the Boston Italian mafia and the Russian mafia in the same book and lives to tell about it Just too far fetched to be a truly good read In Frame Up former professor of law author John F Dobbyn shows his understanding of lawyers His main character Michael Knight is thrown into danger when he is hurt at a car bombing but his best friend John McKedric Attorney Michael Knight investigates the death of his best friend John McKedrick which involves him with the Boston Mob and Russian Mafia To stay alive and free his client Michael must play both sides against ach other This is the second book in the series featuring Michael Knight and his mentorpartner Lex Devlin but can stand alone Michael is an interesting hero you ll want to root for Michael Knight and John McKedrick were good friends when both attended Harvard Law School and remained good friends although their lives took them in different directions Michael became a partner in a respectable law firm run by Lex Devlin Michael had the utmost respect for Devlin and Devlin has deep affection for Michael John took a position with an attorney who is known for his mob affiliationsAs Michael was leaving the office one vening to meet John for dinner John s car blew up just as Michael approached Michael survived but John is killed An informant told the police that Peter Santangelo is the person that set the bomb Peter is the son of Dominic Santangelo a well known mafia figureMichael is shocked when Devlin reuests his presence at a meeting of Devlin s friends from long Signature of his uestionable clientele How could two friends who were so close have taken such wildly divergent pathsIn the wake of McKedrick's murder three men who took their own deviating paths will meet for the first time in forty years Matt Ryan a priest Dominic Santangelo a mafia don and Lex Devlin put the past aside to focus on a
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