Friday, May 24, 2013

A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzner

Acclaimed thriller author Adam Mitzner returns with the gripping tale of a high-profile attorney recovering from a personal tragedy who’s drawn back into the courtroom—and a media firestorm— in the biggest murder trial in a decade.

Dan Sorensen was once a high-powered New York City defense attorney . . . but that was before a horrifying accident killed the two people in his life who meant the most, plunging him into a downward spiral. As he approaches rock bottom, Dan is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper in a murder trial on the front page of every newspaper. Although his client swears he’s innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend, proving it will not be easy, especially because he’s suspected of bragging about the crime in one of the hottest songs in the country.

Unsure that he’s ready to handle such a high-stakes case, Dan realizes that this chance to save a man he believes has been falsely accused of murder just may be his last and only hope to put his own life back on track and achieve redemption for his past sins. But as Dan delves deeper and deeper into the case, he learns that atonement comes at a very steep price. A powerful and riveting new voice in fiction, Adam Mitzner pulls out all the stops in his follow-up to the highly acclaimed A Conflict of Interest. A Case of Redemption is a gritty, sophisticated thriller that will draw fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham into a world of relentless suspense.


I'm a big fan of Law & Order.  The police half is always interesting, but it's the courtroom scenes that intrigue me.  Dan Sorensen used to spend most of his adult life living his job.  Until his wife and child are killed in a horrific auto accident.  Then the law didn't matter and only the booze did.  It made him forget.

Then he happens into a case that could help him find a way back to the living again, and the law.  A rapper has been accused of killing his girlfriend and he claims he is innocent.  Dan knows the media is covering this one is a splashy way so it's all or nothing.  

With a quick pace and memorable characters, A Case of Redemption is what I would term a legal thriller.  
Even though the evidence against his client is circumstantial at best, Dan knows that coming back from a big break, he'll need to be on the top of his game.  That's not to mention any of the other little dirties climbing out of the woodwork.  The judicial system kept me riveted but the capable writing and slowly building plot will keep me coming back for more from this talented writer.  Highly recommend!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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