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)
This is a superb first novel. Mitzner is certainly reminiscent of Turow. He has a great future in the genre, and if he does not go over the top the way Turow did, in my opinion, he will surpass Turow. Not quite there yet, but it was a fantastic first.
Many twists and turns, many surprising convergences, and an enlightening exposure to the underbelly and faults of the white collar crime justice system all mingling with the drama of family.
Now this is how to do a novel about lawyersl!!! If books were meals, this would be a sumptuous 5 course meal, with each dish delivering a mouth-watering, exciting new experience, and plenty of unanticipated, delicious surprises, culminating in an unexpected dessert. Using the same metaphor, a typical John Grisham novel would be a MacDonald's burger....good tasting, but formulaic, not particularly creative, and predictable. I'm worried about Adam Mitzner.....how is he going to top this one!
I am a Grisham fan and this book just didn't hold onto to me
It was stretched out too far with not enough story
'the sunshine state diva
I didn't really enjoy this book. it was to predictible from the start. There was no real mystery in the plot. There was only one surprise plot line for me in the story.
The ending was the best part of the book, because it was ending, although again predictible.
Not unless the author was someone I really liked.
No, I skipped through some of the performance once the plot was established because it didn't hold my interest and I just wanted it to be over.
Nothing. An irredeemable book.
A less bland, All-American narrator may have helped but probably not.
I don't usually read mainstream American crime novels so I suppose I only have myself to blame but I was sucked in by the glowing reviews. Don't make the same mistake as me. This is a terrible book. The plot is extraordinarily hackneyed and I only kept going to the end because I thought there must be some incredible plot twist to justify the reviews. Sadly, every cliched, predictable and heavily signalled plot 'twist' was just as it appeared. I have bought dozens of audiobooks but this is the first one I have ever deleted on completion - just seeing it in my libraray is only going to enrage me at the waste of money and more importantly the waste of my time.
I listen to books to be entertained... my favorite genre is a "Legal Thriller" I have actually been a member since 2001. Love my books!
The narrator's voice was actually pleasant, however he tended to over act. I became annoyed at having to listen to him repeatedly making even the most benign conversations huge dramatic dialogs. I kept listening in spite of the poor narration, because the story was actually pretty good. I am afraid that the narrator spoiled it for me.
None of the characters were likable. The plot twists fell flat for the most part. The ending was weak. The courtroom parts weren't good.
The performance was OK. Not great, not terrible.
Killed time during my commute.
I think the author has potential but it was not realized in this novel.
The headline says it all. With the exception of maybe one or two
He did a great job with a poorly written book.
I stayed interested in the story and kept listening despite the fact that Mr. LeDoux sounded like he had a stuffy nose throughout his narration.
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