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)
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
it was ok. the thrid part of the book was the best.
the predictable romance between the two lawyers.
maybe. i would hesitate but if the book sounded real good i would give them another chance.
i think the defendant constantly lying shows that a lot of time is saved by telling your lawyer the truth. the constant lying of the defendant made the book drawn out. if the lawyers knew the facts correctly the book would have moved a lot smoother.
Why ever would I do that?
The sing-song narrating grated on my nerves to the point that I have no idea what this story is about. Goodbye, Mr. Collins - I won't hear your voice again.
Yes, the twists, while not totally out of left field, were interesting throughout.
Yes, I have no fault with that aspect of his recordings.
The narrator, while obviously a talented voice, inflects so much emotion, so often, that I was actually uncomfortable at times. The quavering voice routine every time he waxed on about his feelings made the protagonist somewhat unrelatable to me. The same words, read in a different style, could demonstrate true, masculine emotion and not the romance novel fluff those sections became. I cannot say for certain whether the flowery style was the choice of the narrator or the director, but it did make me wish I had a paper version instead.
No. The book held my interest enough to finish it, but it could have been cut by a third--just too wordy in places, as in the first third when Dan is introducing himself and his partner to various new characters, we hear the same introduction word-for-word, over and over. My major criticism, however, was that the plot was implausible. As the book unfolded, important facts about some of the main characters turned out to be lies or evasions. As truth revealed itself, the plot would take a 180-degree turn, and I began to doubt every fact as it was introduced.
The ending offers another twist, but by the time I got there, I was feeling manipulated by surprises the writer threw at me over and over. If he had kept it to one or two, the ending might have had more impact.
No. I thought this performance was good. Mr. Collins interpreted men's and women's voices equally well and with expression.
I doubt that I'll look for another book by this author.
Much about the book and the characters was predictable, but I wouldn't have minded the same old story so much if the plot and personae had been more believable.
Stilted dialogue, caricatures instead of characters, and a performance which magnified these flaws made for a less than enjoyable listen. The authors continual descriptions of female characters based solely on their anatomical features with little or no character development was unbearable. The court room sequences were unlikely, with a judge so biased and cantankerous as to beggar belief. In a similar vein, what lawyer, thrust into a murder trial with a week's notice, spends his nights in bed with his law partner, instead of burning the midnight oil on behalf of his client? If it hadn't have been the only book we had on a long road trip, it would not have been finished. The plot twist at the end was really the only redeeming feature.
A better narrator - Kevin Collins seems to be channeling Scott Brick's overwrought narration style - I'm unlikely to listen to another book narrated by him just as I avoid books narrated by Scott Brick.
Generally the story was compelling - which is why I stuck with it - and while I saw one major plot point coming a mile away, there were some unexpected twists as well.
Not sure - although there are male narrators I've enjoyed, the ones that stand out don't seem suited to this book. It needs someone who can be serious, with a more neutral style, and without histrionics.
I read legal thrillers very often, and I seldom get any type of surprise. The twist at the end was exhilarating, without feeling like a trick. I enjoyed this story immensely!
His whiny voice almost made me stop listening in the first 15 minutes. I am very glad I didn't, but I don't know that I could, or would, handle him again.
Wow.. never though I would wish my way through a book... I only finished out of guilt for spending the money..
lover of good books
Story was entertaining. Not predictable. But I hate the steriotypical african-american who uses the "F" bomb as a noun, verb and over used adjective. He was not a main character showing up all the time , so I plowed through. This is another." NOT for the soccer mom" book.
Probably not. Not in to legal thriillers. I'll stick to Grisham who doesnt use foul language though.
Only if I have to. I realize Scott Brick cant read them all...
Like what???? Only check out my authors better
If you like formulaic plots and a reader who reads each line like he's about to cry, you might like this book.
The New Jim Crow
The problem wasn't a single character. It was the utter predictability of the plot, the stereotypical depictions of all the characters, and never-altered, baited-breath reading of each line.
I liked the author's first book. I really didn't like this one.
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