...a tightly plotted, face paced story with well developed characters
Alex Miller, a high powered criminal defense attorney, is the protagonist of this legal thriller. Miller seems to have everything, an attractive wife, a child, and a partnership in one of the preeminent law firms in NYC. After the death of his father, he takes on the legal defense of a friend of his parents, Michael Ohlig, who has been accused of securities fraud. Ohlig is something of an enigma and as the trial progresses, Ohlig’s long standing relationship with Miller’s family is brought to light. This relationship is the basis of the narrative. This story becomes not only an account of the trial but a psychological drama as the complexities of the characters are examined. Miller is the narrator of the story and we learn of his marriage, his association with a rising young associate at the firm Abby Sloan and his relationship with Ohlig.
This is a tightly plotted, fasted paced story with a couple of subplots. The descriptions of the jury selection, the trial and life at a major law firm are really well done. I enjoyed all of this detail in the story although some readers might not. The characters are well developed and very believable with their flaws and real life motives. I’ll call this novel a page turner even though I listened to it. This is a debut novel for Adam Mitnzer and I believe he will be very successful in this genre. He can write a story in the style of Scott Turow or John Grisham, so if you enjoy their work read this story.
The narration by David LeDoux was first class and added to my enjoyment of this story.
I listened to a copy of this novel that I bought