Raffi Yessayan is the former chief of the Gang Unit in the Suffolk County DA 's Office. He spent eleven years in the DA’s Office, prosecuting violent offenders and has lecturing nationally on the issues of gangs, guns and crime prevention strategies.
Currently he is in private practice as a criminal defense attorney in Quincy.
On Patriots' Day, Boston Marathon Monday, 2007, shortly after leaving the DA’s Office, Raffi signed a two book deal with Random House.
His first novel, the thriller 8 in the Box (Ballantine, summer 2008), takes place in Boston and features a cast of prosecutors and cops working to bring to justice a killer the media has dubbed the Blood Bath Killer.
His second novel 2 in the Hat (Ballantine, April 2010) picks up where 8 in the Box left off. Several years have passed, yet memories of the infamous Blood Bath Killer still loom large for Detective Angel Alves when he discovers a pair of college students bizarrely slain. Alves’s fears are realized when his ex-partner, Wayne Mooney, confirms that the murders are the work of the Prom Night Killer, a creepy murderer who has lain dormant for more than a decade.
Raffi is now working on a third novel.