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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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    John Santa Barbara, CA, United States 07-09-12
    John Santa Barbara, CA, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2011

    Semi retired computer field engineer.

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    If you could sum up A Conflict of Interest in three words, what would they be?

    Tension between the Law and the heart


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a good story and plot. Worth a listen. Just be advised that the narrator may get to you after awhile.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Clearwater, FL, United States 07-08-12
    S. Clearwater, FL, United States 07-08-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Not worth the time -"

    The book takes too long to get to the heart of the story - he is not a great writer - he using 'telling' far too much rather than 'showing' through interesting dialogue. Simply not worth the time.

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    Bert United States 06-17-12
    Bert United States 06-17-12
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    "Get this man a tissue!"
    How could the performance have been better?

    I couldnt get past the first ten minutes. The narrator is so stuffed up. I couldn't stand to listen a minute longer.
    I have listened to over one hundred books and never had a complaint. But this was bad.


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    Ronald Ridgecrest, CA, United States 06-17-12
    Ronald Ridgecrest, CA, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Flat"
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or David LeDoux?

    Maybe. I like legal thrillers. This was a dull book though.


    What was most disappointing about Adam Mitzner’s story?

    Very slow and tedious.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Good


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no


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    Barbara Tulsa, Oklahoma 05-11-12
    Barbara Tulsa, Oklahoma 05-11-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Worst narrator I've ever heard"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Honestly, the narrator is so bad that it's just annoying to listen to this book.


    If you’ve listened to books by Adam Mitzner before, how does this one compare?

    Never before -- and never again.


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

    No.


    Was A Conflict of Interest worth the listening time?

    No.


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    Allan Futrell Louisville, KY USA 05-02-12
    Allan Futrell Louisville, KY USA 05-02-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Not bad, but not clever enough"

    The story is enticing and, like others have said, it's a page-turner. However, many of the "turns" are far too predictable. I never like it when I figure out plot twists before they happen, and in this case I saw several of them coming -- and I am not very smart. On the other hand, the narration is good and captures the persona of the main character pretty well.

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    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-15-12
    Sarah-Jane Calgary, Alberta, Canada 04-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Very dissapointing"

    To me this book was a character study of someone who is having an affair...and they just happen to be a lawyer.

    I missed the suspense that other reviewers have commented on. The story seemed straight forward and the twists while not anticipated were not shocking. The story really did not focus on the courtroom/law aspects but focused much more on the affair of the lead character.

    The book was read very well.

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    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 02-14-12
    Valerie Marietta, GA, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2011

    I get so excited sometimes about writing a review..good or bad...that why sometimes I misspell words..lol..

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    "Could've been better..."

    Twist and turns but I was disappointed in the end.. the author could've really made this book four stars with a better ending. thoughout the entire book the author had you thinking that something HUGE was going to happen but it never did...but I liked the narrator..his kid voice was kind of funny..lol

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    R. Koehler McLean, Virginia USA 02-07-12
    R. Koehler McLean, Virginia USA 02-07-12 Member Since 2007
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    "There is NO interest in "Conflict of Interest"!"
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or David LeDoux?

    Not a chance.


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

    No


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David LeDoux?

    It would have helped -- but the story line is so bad, that nothing would help.


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    Peter Davis, CA, United States 01-12-12
    Peter Davis, CA, United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Unfortunate narration"
    Would you try another book from Adam Mitzner and/or David LeDoux?

    Probably not


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Probably shorten it by at least 25%


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

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Can't think of any


    Any additional comments?

    LeDoux reads like an adolescent--sort of like a male version of a

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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