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A Conflict of Interest: A Novel | [Adam Mitzner]

A Conflict of Interest: A Novel

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Mary 01-05-12
    Mary 01-05-12
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    "Depressing"

    Didn't enjoy this at all. There are no heroes here. All the characters went beyond unlikeable straight into repulsive.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Erik United States 01-15-12
    Erik United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A predictable plot without realistic court scenes"
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or David LeDoux?

    No


    Has A Conflict of Interest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scenes describing investment fraud


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?



    Mr. Mitzner is a good writer. His plot, however, is too predictable. His courtroom scenes are unrealistic. He has a long ways to go before he can be compared to Michael Connelly, John Grisham and Scott Turow, who can keep you on the edge of your seat and know what goes on in courtrooms.

    Dvcid LeDoux, on the other hand, did a nice job in trying to bring this lackluster account to life.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ira kissimmee, FL, United States 01-06-12
    ira kissimmee, FL, United States 01-06-12
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    "Incredibly boring-shallow,unfinished characters"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A well written book would be a good start


    Has A Conflict of Interest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No-just this author-and most surely any more audible hypes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not much for the narrator to work with-no tension-no surprises


    What character would you cut from A Conflict of Interest?

    The author


    Any additional comments?

    If audible continues to make

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    stacy Folsom, CA, United States 01-03-12
    stacy Folsom, CA, United States 01-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "How can people rate higher than one star"
    What would have made A Conflict of Interest better?

    The characters were not likeable. The story was like a soap opera.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I might have to read a classic in order to purge this nonsense of a book from my memory.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David LeDoux’s performances?

    No. He lacks enthusiasm. I prefer a more dynamic reader.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Conflict of Interest?

    I would definitely cut the scenes where the main character speaks to his daughter. I would also cut out his wife manipulating him getting her pregnant and their marriage surviving.


    Any additional comments?

    It's absurd to believe that as a partner in a law firm that he would not be able to have an investigation re the sexual harassment. And most unlikely that he did not confront his alleged accuser.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    SUNEET Malaysia 12-12-14
    SUNEET Malaysia 12-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow, tedious, not satisfying"

    Alex is a corporate lawyer. His father's friend is accused of financial misdemeanour, so Alex represents him. There's a long (a better word would be loooong) legal battle, followed by a twist or two in the tale.
    I didn't like the book. On several occasions I was on the brink of abandoning it altogether. I persisted only because I'd spent money on this one. Audible allows you to return books you don't like, but since I had recently returned one I didn't think it fair to return another so soon. So I soldiered on. It became bearable once I mastered the skill of jumping pages: easy in a paper book, takes some doing in an audiobook. I took two months to finish it (my usual time for a Connelly is 3 days).
    I'll try to explain why I didn't like the book. Try: writing isn't my greatest strength.
    1. The story is too simple. There's no time where the plot becomes clever. I don't expect every writer to have the genius of Higashino, but this is the sort of plot that a 60-year-old fogey like me, advanced cerebral atrophy and all, could have thought out during my morning ablutions.
    2. The pace is painfully slow. I was frequently reminded of the phrase "it's like being stoned to death with popcorn".
    3. I just didn't like the extramarital affair that the protagonist was carrying on. If this was the writer's way of showing that our hero is only human, it's a bad way, in my opinion. The affair's contribution to the plot was exactly zero point zero: what a waste of time!
    The narration was quite good, actually.
    Will I read Mitzner again? Probably yes, since so many people have praised this book. Maybe he's good, and maybe I was going through a bad patch.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 10-01-14
    Mark 10-01-14
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    "good story, but..."

    After an hour of listening, I found myself copying the narrator's HEAVILY enunciated words in a half mocking, half joking tone. But then the chance to make fun came on more and more frequently, and the joking tone left... I couldn't focus on the story, instead I kept hoping he would stop. If anything though, it is getting worse. When I looked and saw I still had 9 plus hours to go, I briefly thought I would not be able to finish it. That's just me though, you be the judge, narrators are a taste thing, I believe, not a firm "good" or "bad" reality for everyone. I think the story is interesting so far, I like the characters and it is drawing me in. But the narration is tough. I'm going to ignore the way the words are v-er-eee care-full-eee s-p-o-k-en, and listen to the story line instead.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-24-13

    FredAllen

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    "Another disappointing best seller"

    Going with the generally good reviews and that it was on sale i downloaded it. Same old predictable situations, same old predictable characters. Is there nothing on the best seller fiction list that isn't chick-lit? I fast forwarded through first half and then just deleted second half.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 01-01-13
    Laura 01-01-13
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    "Slow and plodding"
    What did you like best about A Conflict of Interest? What did you like least?

    Nothing good about the story. Like "Eore" slow and dull


    Would you ever listen to anything by Adam Mitzner again?

    It will take awhile


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was fine, story was slow


    Do you think A Conflict of Interest needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, PLEASE!


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 12-16-12
    Thomas San Jose, CA, United States 12-16-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Unbelievable"

    Without giving anything away the lawyer’s revenge actions at the end of the book is simply unbelievable. Not enough twists and surprised.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sharon 10-29-12
    sharon 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "UGH!!!"

    The author must have been paid by the word for this story. It is long winded, tedious and painfully boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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