The second electrifying thriller from the "gifted writer" (Publishers Weekly) and author of A Conflict of Interest.
A high-profile attorney in the middle of a leave of absence following a personal tragedy is drawn back into the legal arena amidst a media firestorm when he agrees to represent a popular rap artist accused of brutally murdering his pop star girlfriend. With its powerful voice, pause-resisting tension, and strong cast of characters, Adam Mitzner’s novels are reminiscent of such best-selling authors as Scott Turow and John Grisham.
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"Mitzner's courtroom drama is Grisham-like in suspenseful before-the-bench action....a wicked ride, with more loops and flips than Coney Island's Cyclone." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Ah, the crucible of the courtroom! Adam Mitzner understands its appeal so very well. Devotees of legal suspense will find themselves happily at home, zinging with the intrigue, reeling with the twists, and ultimately well fed with a satisfying (if shocking) resolution. And if you've been away from the fictional halls of justice for too long, A CASE OF REDEMPTION is where you need to come back." (Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full)
I loved this book.The only reason I took one star away from the "story" is because I saw the ending coming a little earlier than I would have liked. That said, everything else was fantastic. The character development. The plot. The twists and turns as the two attorneys keep uncovering more and more lies their client has told. And the PERFORMANCE! Mr. Collins does an absolutely phenomenal job with each and every line, each and every voice, bringing the story to life almost like if you were watching it happen.
I really liked Mr. Mitzner's first book. This one is even better. As I said in my review for his first, I hope he writes fast!
Compelling ... Suspenseful ..... Surprising.
The main character Dan was my favorite in the book of course. His character was very well defined and developed. He could at times be likable an unlikable.
The narrator was great! His voice and performance brought the story images to mind.
I didn't want to pause the book at all.
Audible Editor, fiction lover, chocolate addict. "Every book is a children's book if the kid can read!" - Mitch Hedberg
This was my first time listening to a legal thriller, and I can safely say I'm hooked. I had always shied away from the genre, assuming that the plots were too fantastical - but this story has a ripped-from-the-headlines feel, creating a relevancy that will attract both newbies like me and established thriller fans. Mitzner delivers a character driven narrative, while seamlessly blending romance, criminal law, and suspense, keeping me guessing until the very end. Kevin T. Collins does a marvelous job narrating - the emotion that he pours into each character captivated me from the start. I felt all of the triumphs and setbacks of the case, and I found myself deeply invested in its outcome. I really hope that this duo works together again, but in the meantime I'm going hunting for more from both the author and the narrator.
Retired high tech CEO who raised quarter horses, pilots his own Bonanza A36 airplane, enjoys shooting sports and spending time with his lovely wife and family
My second novel by Mitzner and happy to report both were well done. Collins delivered the story with just the right amount of inflections to add to the shock and awe scenes and yet keep the story believable and dramatic. I've listened to some very average novels lately and this one was a nice upgrade. Five stars don't come easy from me, but I think Mitzner deserves the award...hope you agree. Cheers
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
I just finished listening to A Case of Redemption and rushed to the computer to write this review. No synopsis here - just my feelings about the book.
I did not enjoy this book and I would never recommend this book to a friend. I actually almost gave it 2 stars. I had read many positive reviews so I went in with high expectations. I keep wondering if I listened to the same book everyone else did. I get that books are a very personal matter. I wish I could explain more clearly (without giving anything away) why I felt I wasted my time.
I wanted to quit the book many times but hung in there because the last chapter was suppose to be so "shocking" - yet I found nothing shocking about it. This is coming from someone who rarely can figure out an ending.
This was not a page turner. I wasn't filled with suspense. I didn't find the characters likeable. The judge was so over the top - I almost fast forwarded through some of the court scenes.
I will stay clear of Collins as a narrator. His voice was forced, irritating and he over enunciated. Although, I think he did switch between characters well and had no issues with how he did female voices.
If you want to read a good crime/court room or suspense novel - stick with the likes of Grisham,Turow, Wm Landay or M. Connelly.
did not see the print version
yeah ::)) living the story with the main character and OMG
This is second time for Kevin and i shall look for more as well as the author.I believe "A Conflict of Interest" by this author, Adam Mitzner, is a must read for mystery/suspence readers/listeners.
Audio books esp w/ earphone are captured well. I also am considering the whisper sync.
Great. Captivating. Shocker.
The ending takes you by surprise. Just when you think you know what's going to happen the opposite does.
You could feel the characters emotions.
One the best books ever. I've never written a review before that's how good this book is.
Interesting story, intesting characters and an ending that you never see coming. Great twist! I'll be watching for this author.
Yes, I think the narrator was overall great. If I had to give him a piece of constructive criticism.. I would say that he wasn't the best with female voices (most male narrators aren't), but he still was great with differentiating between the difference male characters.
The main character, Dan. He was multidimensional and interesting.
Rhythm and inflection at certain times where these aspects are needed (during the part when LD raps; during the trial).
When a celebrity lawyer seeks truth against all odds.
This was not my favorite legal drama audiobook (that would have to be reserved for a John Grisham story....The Testament? or The Firm?) BUT it is worth listening to.
Mitzner sets the emotional bar high at the start of this story. Daniel has lost his wife and daughter in a drunk driving accident while he's too busy working to join them on vacation. The Daniel we meet as the story opens is a former lawyer, a drunk. It's amazing he even makes it to the party where he meets NIna. But meet Nina he does, and she sets him on a whole new path.
The issues in the story are real (violence in gangsta rap is just the start of it), and yet the love story piece feels somewhat old-fashioned. The love story is probably the weakest part of the story, but the overall plot and Kevin's Collin's remarkable narration make up for a lot.
Great summer listen.
The second legal drama in the series but with a different lawyer, with one or two crossover characters from the first novel but is definitely a standalone. I enjoyed it a lot more then the first book our high profile attorney easily carrying the one person narrative and taking us through the complex American legal system easily. Again I could not put this down, the casualness of the curve balls thrown had me glued and entertained - wonderful,
"Great book A****"
I enjoyed listening to this book. He is one of my favourite authors.
I am glad that I bought this
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