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)
Yes. The story kept my attention, characters were believable and memorable.
Edge is an overstatement, but it held my interest.
He adds some great voices and intonation.
I run and walk while I listen to stories...but I found myself on the other side of town in no hurry to get home.
Can't say didn't read it.
Somewhat. Some things where easy to figure out
Neither. I under estimated the wife.
Good book will recommend it.
Not really - I picked the big twist at the end 10 minutes into it and only really listened to make sure I wasn't mistaken.
This book didn't grab me and books written in first person narratives can sometimes work - like the Lincoln Lawyer, but this one didn't have the same intrigue.
He delivered the story well and played the characters OK
this book was really good. I would sit in the garage not wanting to turn it off in my car. Although some of the plot points were hard to believe the action was quick and completely captivating. Great narration too. Can't wait to read more of this author.
This was a very good book, not what expected, hard to predict and it kept me engaged and desiring to get back to it until it was over. I recommend this if you want a good novel. The narrative does ok, but certainly far from one of my favorite narrators.
I bought this as it was recommended by Audible, I suppose because I like Michael Connelly stories. Really interesting story with a lawyer angle, it kept me wanting to keep listening and stay in the car, and listen very time I was in the car. It doesn't get better than that for me.
the detail is a little too much.
this was my first book and not hopeful on any more
the dragging was better with his reading would have skipped if not for him
wonder more about lawyers and there morals
Conflict of Interest is a long legal procedural. I couldn't empathize with a single one of the characters.
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!
"Well-written window on corporate law"
Well written and well read with a plot that sustains interest to the end. While many legal thrillers are set within criminal law this one is a bit different. The characters are credible and sometimes finely drawn, and the court scenes are given enough detail and explanation so that it is possible to grasp the finer points on which lawyers base their cases.
Sometimes I thought the motivation of some key characters was underexplored - why does Oleg behave as he does, with some complex changes of attitude as he goes along. But Mitzner is a good enough writer to bring it off without leaving us feeling cheated. It certainly hooked me and kept me involved to the last page.
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..
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.
I kept waiting for the twist in the tale, and waited and waited. Unimpressed by the ending, not clever and not believable.
"Legal thriller or emotional tedium?"
The court scenes
A very Grisham like story but marred by the American obsession to pad things out with tedious emotional introspection.
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