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High Stakes by John F. Dobbyn

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Also by John F. Dobbyn:

High Stakes, October 2019
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Fatal Odds, August 2016
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Black Diamond, October 2011
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Frame Up, March 2010
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High Stakes
John F. Dobbyn

A Knight and Devlin Thriller
Oceanview Publishing
October 2019
On Sale: October 2, 2019
Featuring: Michael Knight; Lex Devlin; Billy Coyne
320 pages
ISBN: 1608093557
EAN: 9781608093557
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An authentic Stradivarius violin turns up in Romania. A Stradivarius is rare enough, but this one is even more special. It is thought to hold the code disclosing the location of a treasure hidden in the fifteenth century. The violin is steeped in haunting mystique: it is believed to have been hidden by Vlad Dracula, whose historic tyranny led to the fabrication of the myth of vampirism. Russian, Chinese, and Romanian gangs centered in Boston want the code and all of them are hot on the trail.

Violence is their language―brutality, their technique. And who is hired to see that the treasure lands in the rightful place? None other than Michael Knight with a little help from his senior law partner Lex Devlin and his crony, Billy Coyne, Boston’s deputy district attorney.

Michael uses the thin leverage of his knowledge about the violin to keep each of the three gang leaders at bay, while he follows the chain of historic clues from a violin shop in the Carpathian Mountains to a gangster-infested nightclub in Bucharest, to a university in Istanbul, and back to the gang headquarters of the three competing criminal organizations.

Secrets from the past and present collide along the perilous shuttle between Boston and Romania. In the end, what is the righteous solution?

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