Cloaked in Doubt – A Novel

Book Description:
Jimmy DiAnno is a thirty-four-year-old, hard-charging prosecutor in the homicide unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. A talented trial attorney, he takes great pride in his ethical responsibility to see that justice is served.Jerry T. Savitch is not just the mayor of Philadelphia-he is “America’s” mayor. He took a shattered city on the brink of fiscal and social ruin and turned it into a thriving metropolis. In Philadelphia, there is no one more beloved-or with more political connections-than Jerry T. Savitch.When Mayor Savitch is charged with a brutal murder, DiAnno is the man tapped to try the case. But for DiAnno, this will not be a simple test of his trial skills. He will learn that there is little difficulty in choosing between right and wrong; but, when faced with two wrongs, the true difficulty lies in choosing which wrong is more right.

Cloaked in Doubt Reviews

THE PHILADELPHIA LAWYER
October 1, 2007

“If you are looking for a good legal thriller, look no further.”


NEW MYSTERY READER REVIEW
April 1, 2007

“a feeling of reading and relishing a frantabulous work”


READER VIEWS 2006 LITERARY AWARD SEMI-FINALIST
February 1, 2007

“Cloaked in Doubt” Semi-Finalist in the 2006 Literary Awards by Reader Views


BOOKINGS: MARY O. BRADLEY
January 25, 2007

BOOK: “Cloaked in Doubt” (iUniverse Inc.; $16.95; 250 pages). AUTHOR: Michael J. Diamondstein, a Philadelphia attorney. INFO: iuniverse.com. OF NOTE: Successful Philadelphia prosecutor Jimmy DiAnno lets his infatuation with lovely art student Alesa Wex cloud his judgment when she is brutally murdered and he is hand-picked to prosecute the defendant, the city’s beloved mayor, Jerry Savitch.


READER VIEWS: BY DEBRA GAYNOR
January 10, 2007

This is not the same old run-of-the-mill mystery. Michael Diamondstein is a new breed of writer. “Cloaked in Doubt” grabbed me from the moment I read the first page. This book takes you on a roller-coaster ride with sub-plots and twists.


2007 BOOK OF THE YEAR JADA PRESS INTERNAL BOOK AWARDS
January 1, 2007

JADA PRESS is proud to present the prestigious International “JADA BOOK of the Year AWARDS”!
1st Place Fictional Winner: “Cloaked In Doubt” by Michael Diamondstein.


TT WRITER TRIES TO GET PUBLISHED
November 26, 2009

NEW JERSEY: In a classroom at the South County Regional Library branch in Winslow Township, about two dozen people gather once a month for input on their writing. They come armed with laptops, handouts and binders packed with notes and drafts.


PENN’S LANDING
November 1, 2008

For defense attorney Mike Diamondstein ’96, writing’s a legal thrill.

Widener University School of Law


AUTHOR SPINS WEB OF INTRIGUE IN PHILLY POLITICS
October 25, 2006

If there is one city with it’s share of crime stories, it’s Philadelphia. From gang warfare on the streets, to corruption in City Hall, Philadelphia is ripe with tragic tales of woe.

The Trend


PHILA. ATTORNEY PENS BOOK ABOUT PHILA. PERSONALITIES INVOLVED IN FICTIONAL MURDER
September 30, 2006

My Son-in-law, Rob Meyers, recently asked me to review a book, “Cloaked in Doubt?”

ACT – The Philadelphia Regional Business/Marketing Monthly


LITERARY LAWYER
August 31, 2006

Bala Cynwd attorney Michael J. Diamondstein publishes his first legal thriller.

Main Line Times


DID THE MAYOR DO IT?
August 8, 2006

This is the first novel for Diamondstein, a criminal lawyer and former assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Inquirer


RADIO INTERVIEW
July 9, 2006

By: Marc Neff, Esquire

“Fabulous Read” “Really gives you a taste of Philadelphia”

WPHT 1210 AM The Big Talker


RACHEL R. MAY – IUNIVERSE REVIEW
May 1, 2000

“Diamondstein demonstrates his experiences as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney”

The Champion, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers