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Raffi Yessayan


The author of *8 in the Box* and *2 in the Hat*, Raffi Yessayan is the former chief of the Gang Unit at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, where he spent eleven years, prosecuting violent offenders. He is a much-sought-after lecturer on the issues of gangs, guns, and crime prevention strategies. Dennis Lehane has praised Yessayan’s first novel, *8 in the Box*, calling it “a terrific down-and-dirty crime novel that reeks of street authenticity.” Robin Moore, author of *The French Connection*, hailed Yessayan as “the best prosecutor-turned-crime-writer to hit the streets since George V. Higgins and Scott Turow.” Yessayan is currently in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Quincy, Massachusetts, where he is at work on his third novel.