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)
As a lawyer that recently left "Biglaw" I could really identify with the protagonist and the pressure on a lawyer in a big firm. Yes it is actually like that!!! This is an "intelligent" thriller, which explains the procedures and creates tension without the need to add blood and guts. Highly recommended.
This book is a law professor's "wet-dream" of a legal ethics final exam. Good listen, lots of twists and turns, of course lots of conflicts of interest, and legal "ethical" issues, some recognizable, some not. Good naration; but the underlyingstory line gets complicated at times. Lawyers might find this like the arcade game "Whack-A-Mole", there's a new conflict popping up every 5 minutes.
Like mainly mystery and suspense with a bit of chick lit and non-fiction thrown in. Severe addiction going on 10 years to Audiobooks.
It is a fast paced legal thriller the way The Firm by Grisham was. You are not sure why this is being done to this lawyer...why he is being singled out...I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a well done legal thriller that will keep you guessing.
The premise of an atorney defending a man from his parent's past was intriguing.
What I liked the least were the portions of the story that strained credulity. It could have been and should have been much better.
I thought it was a bit bland and under finished.
This book started with a good premise, but never generated the feeling or enthusiasm for any of the characters that it could have done. So much potential; so little development.
I would recommend the book to a friend to read, but not to listen to. The production quality is poor and the performer has a good voice for something, but not this.
Lots of very predictable parts, chapters end mid-thought, and an ending you can see a mile away.
Pretty much anyone. I don't know too many narrators by name, but I think my wife or I could have done a better job. His voice is so cartoony.
No, I think it was pretty much all said in the first book. The protagonist is not a very compelling figure. I am not curious about him.
Some one who enjoys legal stories.
Not sure to be honest.
Probably not, the narration was very poor. The slow deliberate pace was very grating. The sighs, and asides of the main character made him sound a bit like a spoilt teenager.
Irritating - the main character was very weak and the author didn't deal with the irony of mother, son (hero) and the actual father all had affairs. Yet, the main character was behaving as a young teenager with little emotional maturity. The moral dilemmas were not dealt with at all.
I thought it was worth a listen
not change anything -- maybe learn more about the main characters parents
yes -- he is a good reader -- you can tell the difference in the characters
no -- read it over two weeks with others in between
it was a good book -- good story -- t
I was a little disappointed in the ending but the book kept me right there to the end. good read.
The book was slow to begin with but it grew on me as the plot thickened. I thought the narration was well done.
I got this book while trawling around looking for a new author to follow. I am not disappointed! The story started out in a bland enough manner, but suddenly threw in a rather nice twist that grabbed my attention. Thereafter, a succession of twists followed, continuing right to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed 'A Conflict of interest' and will definitely be looking out for more of Mitzner's work.
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