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David Hosp is an American attorney and internationally published author of mystery, suspense and thriller books.

Known for writing the Scott Finn Series, his books have been translated into several languages, including German, French, Dutch, Polish, Turkish and Japanese.

The holder of a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from George Washington University, David spares his time between writing and practicing law.

A principal in Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe's litigation and intellectual property departments, David has also lent his services free of charge to persons who have been wrongly convicted.

The author currently resides on the south shore of Massachusetts with his family.

More about David Hosp

Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Born: 1968

United States

Non Series

  • The Guardian (2012)
  • Game of Death (2014)

Scott Finn

  1. Dark Harbor (2005)
  2. The Betrayed (2006)
  3. Innocence (2007)
  4. Among Thieves (2009)
  5. Next of Kin (2011)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Guardian

When a CIA informant from Kandahar is gunned down in a suburban area of Virginia, Jack Saunders is tasked with uncovering a plot that could alter the fate of Afghanistan and unsettle a tepid peace in the Middle East. But when a raid on a radical safe house goes horribly wrong, Jack finds himself without support from his own government.

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1447206248
Publisher: Pan MacMillan
Game of Death

The first thing I notice is her face. It is so perfect it seems unlikely that it could ever exist in the real world. Her white skin is flawless, her features perfectly symmetrical, her lips red and wet and full, parting with every gasp. It is her eyes that hold me, though. They are a shade of blue I have never seen, with flecks of gold and crystal, and they are so penetrating it feels as though they are reaching out straight through his eyes into mine, begging me for . . . something. I can't quite make out what it is. It's like those eyes have captured the dialectic of every human emotion that ever mattered - love and hate; ecstasy and terror; comfort and jealousy- and rolled them into a single glance that could level entire cities. I am slaughtered.

Imagine being able to create and experience your deepest dreams and your darkest fantasies -

Boston entrepreneur and techno whizz kid, Nick Calder, with the help of his long-time friend and colleague, Yvette, has worked on a programme where people can do just that - all from the safety and comfort of their home.

NextLife is an exciting young company on the brink of going public which promises its subscribers the chance to experience anything they want. Climb Everest. Dive off the Barrier Reef. Go to a 1970s Rolling Stones concert. Walk the Great Wall of China.

But it seems that one of their clients has much more sinister desires.

And it involved the girl with the wonderful blue eyes.

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1447206224
Publisher: Macmillan

Scott Finn

Dark Harbor

Scott Finn worked his way out of Boston's toughest neighbourhood to become a rising star in the city's most elite law firm. When the body of Natalie Caldwell, one of his closest colleagues, and former lover, is found floating in Boston harbour - her heart surgically removed from her chest - it appears she is the seventh victim of 'Little Jack', the Jack-the-Ripper-style murderer terrorizing Boston. But police detective Linda Flaherty isn't so sure. 

With Natalie's death, Finn inherits a coveted, high-profile assignment that could clinch his career: one involving a terrorist train bombing. But as Finn learns more about the circumstances surrounding Natalie's death, the fabric of the life he has created begins to tear. Suddenly he finds himself the prime suspect in her murder. Finn needs to save himself, and the only way is to dig into the secrets of Natalie's life. The case leads Finn and Flaherty from the crime-ridden streets of Charlestown to Boston's courtrooms and morgues, and from the gilded enclaves of the power brokers to the darkest recesses of a serial killer's mind.

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2005
Ebook: B001J2UVEI
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Betrayed

Two Washington, DC police detectives take on the power elite and unravel the secrets behind a brutal murder.

After nine years of exile from her estranged, wealthy family, Sydney Chapin returns to Washington, D.C., hoping to find reconciliation-until her journalist sister is brutally killed. Now the stunned and devastated Sydney seeks justice and vows to uncover the truth behind her sister's death. 

Investigating this monstrous crime, detectives Jack Cassian and Darius Train suspect that this murder has a dark, hidden dimension. But secrets are nothing new in the District, where the best and worst of humanity nestle side by side in marble halls and on rubble-strewn streets. 

As the personal lives of cops and victims become intertwined, three people will be caught in a terrifying conspiracy with its roots in the arrogance of money, the burdens of power, and the secrets of...

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0330516860
Publisher: Pan MacMillan

With life as a pawn in a prestigious Boston law firm behind him, Scott Finn has set course through the more colorful back alleys and bedrooms of the legal world as a solo practitioner who dabbles in civil litigation, divorce law, and criminal defense. But his new environment and his nose for justice and fair play land him a case that could end up taking his life. A policewoman is left for dead in an alley, but survives and points the finger at an El Salvadoran immigrant with ties to one of South America's most dangerous and notorious gangs.

There's just one problem: the evidence suggests the wrong man's been fingered. Finn, along with the maverick detective and stubborn ally Tom Kozlowski, must now navigate through this explosive case to save an innocent man's life and to learn why decorated officers might be willing to risk their careers and even their lives by lying about the crime. But with time running out, it is Finn and Kozlowski whose lives hang in the balance as they search for the thin line between guilt and innocence.

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1447270096
Publisher: Macmillan
Among Thieves

In 1990, $300 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in what remains one of the greatest unsolved art thefts of the twentieth century. Now, nearly twenty years later, the case threatens to break wide open. Members of Boston's criminal underground are turning up dead. But these are no ordinary murders. 

The M.O. of the attacks suggests the involvement of someone trained by the IRA. But when Scott Finn learns that one of his clients, Devon Malley, was part of the heist, he's quickly drawn into the crossfire, and into the renewed hunt for the missing artwork-a hunt that may cost Finn and his colleagues their lives.

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2009
Ebook: B00329UW3Q
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Next of Kin

When Boston attorney Scott Finn agrees to defend the son of notorious mobster Eamonn McDougal, he knows he's putting his reputation on the line. But he also knows he can use him as bait to reel in the prize catch. 

In a city where mob crime once ruled, a core of corruption, greed, lies and deceit still lingers. And it seems there are those in power who will stop at nothing to achieve what they want. Finn, who grew up an orphan on the meanest streets in the city, is determined to solve the murder of the mother he never knew. 

In his search for the truth he uncovers a sinister trail of murder, betrayal and revenge borne by someone who could neither forgive nor forget. But who can be trusted, and who can be believed? And can Finn find the answers before it's too late?

Author: David Hosp
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0330457019
Publisher: Pan Publishing