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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (December 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451674805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451674804
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.3 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A heady combination of Patricia Highsmith and Scott Turow, here’s psychological and legal suspense at its finest. Adam Mitzner’s masterful plotting begins on tiptoe and morphs into a sweaty gallop, with ambiguity of character that shakes your best guesses, and twists that punch you in the gut. This novel packs it. A terrific read!" (Perri O’Shaughnessy)

“Mitzner's assured debut...compares favorably to Presumed Innocent....Mitzner tosses in a number of twists, but his strength lies in his characters and his unflinching depiction of relationships in crisis. This gifted writer should have a long and successful career ahead of him.”  (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

"Pulls you in deeper and deeper . . . It's hard to believe this is Mitzner's first novel. You will not be disappointed." (seattlepi.com)

"More twists than a California cloverleaf interchange." (Bookreporter)

"Adam Mitzner combines the real world insights of an experienced litigator with the imaginative flair of a fine novelist to produce a page-turner with deeply flawed heroes, sympathetic villains, and totally unexpected twists. I loved it" (Alan Dershowitz)

"This noirish tale... is sure to keep you riveted from start to finish." (The New York Observer)

About the Author

Adam Mitzner is a practicing defense attorney and the author of A Case of Redemption, A Conflict of Interest (one of Suspense Magazine’s Best Books of 2011), and the new novel Losing Faith. He lives in New York City.

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Please visit Adam at adammitzner.com

ABOUT A CASE OF REDEMPTION

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 . . .

The critically acclaimed author of the thriller A Conflict of Interest now pulls out all the stops in A Case of Redemption--a gritty, sophisticated novel that will have fans of Scott Turow and John Grisham drawn into a world of relentless suspense through a powerful and riveting voice in fiction.




ABOUT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Alex Miller is a criminal defense attorney and, at thirty-five, the youngest partner in one of the most powerful law firms in New York City. He's a man at the top of his game with the life he's always dreamed of. Then, at his father's funeral, Alex meets a mysterious and nearly mythic figure in Miller family history--who presents Alex with a surprising request: to represent him in a high-profile criminal investigation. As Alex gets involved and the facts come out, shocking secrets are revealed that threaten everything Alex believes in--about the law, his family, and himself...

PRAISE FOR A CONFLICT OF INTEREST


"A Best Book of The Year"

-- Suspense Magazine

"Mitzner's assured debut, a legal thriller, compares favorably to Presumed Innocent... Mitzner tosses in a number of twists, but his strength lies in his characters and his unflinching depiction of relationships in crisis. This gifted writer should have a long and successful career ahead of him."

--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A heady combination of Patricia Highsmith and Scott Turow, here's psychological and legal suspense at its finest. Adam Mitzner's masterful plotting begins on tiptoe and morphs into a sweaty gallop, with ambiguity of character that shakes your best guesses, and twists that punch you in the gut. This novel packs it. A terrific read!"

--New York Times Bestselling Author Perri O'Shaughnessy

"Mitzner combines the real world insights of an experienced litigator with the imaginative flair of a fine novelist to produce a page-turner with deeply flawed heroes, sympathetic villains and totally unexpected twists. I loved it."

--Alan Dershowitz, Author of Trials of Zion

ABOUT ADAM MITZNER

Adam Mitzner graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and M.A. in politics, and from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is currently the head of the litigation department of Pavia & Harcourt LLP, which is located in midtown Manhattan. He lives in New York City.





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Customer Reviews

Fans of Grisham and Turow will love Mitzner.
Lori Caswell
This was a great book, with twists and turns along the way that kept me wanting to know more of the story to the very end.
MJ Corazon
I was immediately hooked and read through the book in an afternoon.
Tina

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By E. Bukowsky HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Dan Sorensen's life has been a train wreck for eighteen months, ever since a drunk driver killed his wife, Sheila, and their six-year-old daughter, Alexa. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Dan gave up his partnership in a prestigious law firm; now, he whiles away his days with a bottle of scotch as his chief companion. He belatedly realizes that his obsession with work robbed him of precious time that he should have spent with his family.

In "A Case of Redemption," by Adam Mitzner, Dan's downward slide is halted by a telephone call from Nina Harrington, a fellow attorney who wants him to defend an up-and-coming rap singer, Legally Dead (L. D.). The young man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his ex-girlfriend by beating her to death with a baseball bat. Unfortunately, one of L. D.'s songs features lyrics that spell out this brutal method of punishment: "Don't like what you said/Gonna go A-Rod on your head," A-Rod being the famous Yankee slugger, Alex Rodriguez. Dan's decision to represent L. D. revives his moribund legal career. On the other hand, exonerating L. D. will be difficult, since the defendant has no alibi, a strong motive, and thinks nothing of withholding key facts from his counsel.

Mitzner hits more than a few familiar notes in this entertaining but conventional legal thriller. Dan encounters layers of deceit, cynicism, and corruption; jousts with a tough female prosecutor and no-nonsense judge; embarks on a new romantic relationship; wrestles with moral dilemmas; and plays a key role in a finale crammed with twists and turns. The characters are lively and the plot is fast-paced and engrossing. In addition, since Dan knows very little about rap music, it is amusing to observe his puzzled exchanges with L. D. and his cohorts.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By PattyLouise VINE VOICE on May 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
A Case Of Redemption
By
Adam Mitzner

My " in a nutshell" summary...

A lawyer with a devastated and tragic personal life tries to save the life of a rap star.

My thoughts after reading this book...

Sometimes there is nothing in this world as awesome as reading a court novel. Especially when the accused is one that no one believes could possibly be innocent. And the attorney is one who has not practiced law in 18 months and has spent most of that time drinking. And who hasn't cared about life since the nightmare thing happened to him...it's the stuff great court movies are made of!

It's always most difficult to write about a mystery...especially one like this one. Basically Dan the tragic attorney gets talked into defending L.D. the tragic black gangsta rapper. Dan believes this gives him a reason to live. He becomes involved with Nina...his partner...and literally throws himself into defending L.D. Just when I though I knew what was going to happen...just as I was really getting into this trial and just when I was beginning to believe that Nina was so good for Dan...everything changes...everything!

So...with lips sealed and my IPad silenced...that's all I can give you!

What I loved about this book...

This author has mastered character development. I loved some of them! I hated some of them! It was awesome!

I loved the judge...great humor. Oh...I also loved the beautifully explained trial procedures.

What I did not love...

While I didn't really not love them...I loved despising the bad guys!

Final thoughts...

This was an incredible court drama. It was exciting and mysterious and fast paced. If you enjoy reading this kind of book...you will love this one!

This book came to me from the publisher via Edelweiss via Amazon and onto my lovely Kindle Paper White!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By F. Lloyd on June 5, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I just finished this novel and I have to admit I am a bit surprised at the number of 5 star reviews. First let me say that I found Mitzner's writing skill to be good. He does an excellent job with dialogue and description. His most impressive accomplishment was his ability to create an emotional impact. Dan's character has a number of authentic details. His grief over the loss of his family is substantive and real. Likewise, Mitzner adds in enough details, such as the polly pockets reference, to show depth of experience that makes Dan's personal life ring true.
The reasons the novel gets only three stars from me are simple, the plot is incredible predictable and the ending is rushed and unsatisfying. At no point did I feel as if I didn't know what was coming next. Additionally, the entire court case itself had me literally saying out loud "But they have no evidence!". In the real world, the case would have been thrown out. And if somehow it would have been settled, the ridiculous antics of the judge would have almost certainly resulted in a retrial for prejudice. And that touches on one of the true weaknesses. Many of the characters, the judge, the district attorney and even Nina come off as one dimensional or stereotypical. If Mitzner would have turned his attention to detail on more than just Dan's grief, this could have been a much more impressive novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By plane on May 14, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Dan Sorensen was a very successful defense attorney at the start of a promising career with a large New York
law firm. Just after winning a high profile case his wife and daughter are killed by a drunk driver. Dan traumatized and
devastated by the sudden loss sinks into a period of despair leaving the firm and doing very little other than
sinking towards becoming an alcoholic.
About 18 months after the tragedy of his family's deaths Dan is coerced into attending a dinner party given by
relatives. He is approached by a beautiful woman and talked into coming back into the law in order to represent
a rapper that has been accused of murdering his pop star girl friend. The rapper (stage name Legally Dead) has fired his first attorney and
based on Dan's win of the case settled before the deaths of his wife and daughter wants Dan to represent him.
A partnership is set up with Nina, the woman that approached him at the dinner, when it develops that she
is leaving a law firm in order to try and get more meaning into her life. The two meet with L.D. (Legally Dead), the rapper and
he agrees to have Dan and Nina represent him. The pair begin preparations and work at Dan's house on the
administrative aspects of the defense. In the course of the trial the two find that they are falling in love with each other
with Dan the biggest beneficiary of both the relationship and work on the trial when he finds that he is coming back to
an interest in life again.
Adam Mitzner's day job is as a practicing attorney in New York making his descriptions and analysis of the trial and
byplay in it as real as possible. His characters live and breathe, acting as they undoubtedly would if involved in the
action surrounding the trial.
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