Reviewer Mary Lignor: Mary is a retired librarian, originally from Connecticut but now living in New Mexico. All her life Mary has loved books and has passed this love on to her daughters. Mary started working in a library when her children were young as an Assistant Librarian and ended up as its Director. Her favorite books are suspense, political intrigue and anything involving the World War II era.
Author: John F. Dobbyn
fantastic legal thriller that will keep you on the edge of your chair
throughout. I couldn't wait to get started and was not
disappointed in the least. The writer obviously knows his
characters and tells a tale of murder and mayhem that will fascinate
the reader until the last page.
Our hero is Michael Knight, a graduate of Harvard Law that started his practice at the U.S. Attorney's office and then went with a distinguished Boston law firm and then Michael and his mentor, Alexis Devlin who is a well-known trial attorney start their own firm, Devlin and Knight, to work the other side of the coin and take criminal defense cases. John McKendrick, who is Michael's closest friend from law school goes the opposite way and becomes involved as an associate attorney of a infamous mob lawyer. Michael always hoped that John would change his ways but sadly, before this could happen John is killed in a car bombing that might have been orchestrated by, who else?, the mob. After this tragedy three men who had grown up together in Boston meet for the first time in many years. They are Matt Ryan, who is now a priest; Dominic Santangelo, a mafia don and Lex Devlin, Michael's law partner. Devlin and Knight are asked to defend the alleged murderer who turns out to be, who else?? The don's son. The lawyer's agree after much hesitation. In planning the defense, Michael is pulled into an art fraud that takes him from Boston to London to a cosmopolitan Amsterdam and into the innermost world of international art crime. As Michael hastens to work his way into the world of valuable art and dangerous but worthless crooks he learns that these heartless criminals will stop at nothing to keep him away from what he seeks.
I was really into this book from start to finish. This book is a sad story of brotherhood that was once close and now broken. Speaking of finish, the author gave readers a complete surprise at the end. The book is very fast paced and the writing is first class. Frame Up is a worldly and mysterious read with an intriguing hero and a plot that doesn't quit. Of course, according to my daughter, who is also a reviewer, my favorites are always the mob and Nazis (WWII era). And this book certainly didn't let me down on that score. No Nazis but, you can't have everything!! Looking forward to the next book by this author.