A stunning debut thriller in the best-selling tradition of Scott Turow and John Grisham!
Alex Miller is a criminal defense lawyer leading the life he always imagined. At thirty-five, he is the youngest partner at New York City's most prestigious law firm, with a beautiful wife and a perfect daughter. When Alex's father suddenly passes away, Alex is introduced to Michael Ohlig, a rich and powerful man who holds an almost mythical place in his family lore. But Alex is surprised when Ohlig admits that he's in serious legal trouble, accused of crimes involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Alex agrees to take on Ohlig's defense.
Through the course of two trials, secrets are revealed that force Alex to question whether any of the people in his life are who they appear to be. Most importantly, he must decide whether the identity he projects to the world is the man he truly is or even wants to be.
With its powerful voice, pause-resistant tension, and strong cast of characters, A Conflict of Interest will captivate listeners right up to its electrifying conclusion.
©2011 Adam Mitzner (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"A page-turner with deeply flawed heroes, sympathetic villains, and totally unexpected twists. I loved it!" (Alan Dershowitz)
"More twists than a California cloverleaf interchange." (Bookreporter)
"This gifted writer should have a long and successful career ahead of him." (Publishers Weekly)
Without giving anything away the lawyer’s revenge actions at the end of the book is simply unbelievable. Not enough twists and surprised.
More of a plot, mystery,intrigue
Would Listen again
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The Store did not even live up to the Cover. There was no hero, no villain, no intrigue or plot twist. I think it was written and read well but the it was just a lame story.
The factual legal info woven into the story.
I have not listen to other books by this author
Mobile and Web developer, Audible member since 2004. Trend towards mystery-thrillers just for fun, but read most everything of substance (i.e. no romances here).
This book reads like a self-consumed diary of a teenager. So much time is spent going over and over and OVER the flirting and building relationship between Alex and his associate that the story is lost. Frankly, I didn't care about Alex (or any other character, for that matter) enough to care about his possible extra-marital affair. I got to that point in this book where I ask myself "Do I care about this character? Do I want to know what happens to him?". With this book, the definitive answer was no. Moved on, didn't finish, and that's saying a lot. Disappointed I wasted a credit on this.
The story was very detailed in legal wranglings throughout two separate cases. None of the characters were very likeable or sympathetic. More a story of guy having a mid life crisis.
This story started well and become tedious; every minutiae of the legal proceedings! This book could have done with some good sub editing. Also, I love David LeDoux, but he was not the right person to narrate this story, he is far too boyish which made the main character seem immature and unable to accept responsibility which I don't believe was the writer's intention.
Although I am a big fan of this genre, this book is uninspiring.
I can't believe anyone thought this was a good read/listen. The story was unoriginal, boring, lacking in believability, humorless and had no flow. Obvious plot 'twists'. It was really bad.
Boring story, humorless.
Performance was OK.
Luckily it wasn't too long.
Anyone who gave this a good review -like Alan Dersowitz - has lost all credibility as a reviewer in my eyes.
I enjoyed the book, but it wasn't as fabulous as some of the reviews I read led me to believe it would be. I'd definitely recommend it to a friend, but I'd make sure that they knew they weren't about to read the next best seller by Grisham.
I do plan to try other books by Adam Mitzner. when they are available. I thought this one was pretty good, it just wasn't as amazing as I expected.
Semi retired computer field engineer.
Tension between the Law and the heart
The plot is what kept me listening. I think the story could use more "peaks" in the revelation flow of the plot. It did also surprise me a few times, but as I will say below, the narrator was difficult for me to listen to.
This may be an unfortunate association, but one of my ex-employers used to talk just like this narrator. Although the over enunciation may be amusing at first, I soon grew very weary of it. His voice and speaking style reminding me of this other person the whole time did not help, but it feels so "forced", that it sucked a lot of the energy out of the story. I found myself distracted by the narrator and so the actual story wasn't given the chance it deserved. Interesting, some reviewers liked the narrator. Be sure you listen to him a few times before you decide to invest in the whole reading.
It's a good story and plot. Worth a listen. Just be advised that the narrator may get to you after awhile.
This book was great. Really interesting, lots of twists and turns in the plot. If you like legal thrillers and have at least a mild interest in New York Stock broker type stories, you will love this book. I couldn't believe it was this author's first book. It was also very well read by David LeDoux.
What I liked about this debut was the twists and turns and the very real characterisations of American Law,on the downside I found some parts superfluous and drawn out especially the relationship with his wife up until the middle of the book.
Saying all that the pulling together of all the threads towards the end was masterfully done and without a doubt will be reading more by AM, during the last quarter I was hooked and unwilling to part with the telling for a moment..
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