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A Case of Redemption

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  706 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Dan Sorenson was once a high-powered New York defense attorney . . . but that was before a horrifying accident killed the two most important people in his life. As he approaches rock bottom, Dan is unexpectedly offered the opportunity of a lifetime: defend an up-and-coming rapper who swears he's innocent of the brutal slaying of his pop star girlfriend. Dan realizes that t ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Pocket Books (first published May 14th 2013)
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What causes trial lawyers to object to much courtroom drama is the lack of appreciation for the internal narrative. Trial lawyers are constantly crafting story lines to fit both the evidence and the needs of the case. Trials are about problems, the tools of the trade, and solutions.

Dan Sorensen was a successful young partner at a Wall Street firm when just after a huge victory, his wife and only child are killed by a drunk driver. Suddenly all that made his life worth living his family and his j
Legal thriller. Sorrowful lawyer having lost wife and daughter in auto accident is on the verge of complete despair and a wasted life when is-in-law of friends -- beautiful young female lawyer -- convinces sad guy to take case of rap star accused of murdering his girlfriend.

Dan and Nina form a firm. Dan stops drinking. Dan and Nina work out of Dan's apartment and thisis all you need to know to envision the next step.

Legally Dead, the rapper, isin prison except for court dates, Dead girlfriend mu
As those of you who regularly read the blog know, I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Adam Mitzner's debut novel,A Conflict of Interest, last year. It was a great read, and I eagerly awaited his sophomore follow-up,A Case of Redemption. Although we are leaving the law firm of Cromwell and Altman behind (apparently we revisit it in his third novel), we get to follow an equally interesting lawyer named Dan Sorensen as he tries the greatest case of his life.

Dan Sorensen thought that he had
Dan Sorenson used to be an attorney. Now he is just trying to figure out what he is going to do with his life after a drunk driver killed his wife and daughter. Dan is contacted by Nina. Nina’s company does work for Capital Punishment Records. Capital Punishment represents rapper, Legally Dead or L.D.

L.D. has been convicted of murdering his girlfriend. L.D. claims that he is innocent. Dan decides to take on the case as this just might be the fresh start that Dan needs. As Dan investigates the c
I love a good courtroom drama and this one kept me reading and guessing until the end
Wendy Hines

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
Well, this is a tough one for me to rate. I almost want to give it four stars because I actually really did enjoy the book, but I can't for one reason and one reason alone: I figured it out at the 50% mark. I even wrote about it in my update on goodreads while I was reading the book, because I really knew that I had it figured out. The problem is that I spent most of the remainder of the book proving my theory and feeling like I was being played. That said, I really would like to give it 3.5 sta ...more
Amy Lignor
For anyone who’s mouth waters at the mere mention of an awesome legal thriller, this is one novel that will have you running to the library and demanding a copy.

Our main character is Attorney Dan Sorensen, who was once known as a real go-getter in his New York City law firm. Sadly, when tragedy struck and Dan lost his wife and daughter to a car accident, the law took a backseat. Turning more and more to drinking and isolation, Dan found a way to numb himself and try to forget his loss.

On his wa
This is an easy, enjoyable read. The mystery of this book isn't so much "who-dunnit" because there's really not a whole lot of "who's" to choose from. But even if you might find yourself predicting the "who", the circumstances surrounding it -- and the way the events unfold -- may surprise you yet. That's good.

Some thoughts concerning title: Sometimes I sort-of forget the title of the book while I'm reading it, thinking of it more as "my book" or "the (author) book" while reading it. Sometimes b

It did not bode well for my experience listening to A Case of Redemption by Adam Mitzner, narrated by Kevin T. Collins, that I was reading a hard copy of Broken Harbor at generally the same time. It really amplified for me the difference in the quality of writing. Where everything about Broken Harbor had been fresh and bizarre, everything about A Case of Redemption, a legal thriller, was stereotyped so heavily I almost laughed in a few placed. Even the title was so blatantly u
Lynne Thomas
Dan had it all, a wife, a child and a very successful career at a major Law firm. Tragedy takes all of this away leading to a downward spiral that leads to what may be the end of all Dan held dear. Will he rise or will he fall farther into the depths of despair in which he finds himself?!
Adam Mitzner's debut novel, "A Conflict of Interest", was a 5 star read and I hoped for more of the same in this, his second standalone novel, " A Case Of Redemption". I was not disappointed, this was a very goo
Jen Ostrum
I don't want to give anything away, but any book that can make me audibly gasp and say "no way," more than once, is a good book.
Bennett Gavrish
This review will appear on, Bennett's new book rating website, which is launching next week.

Grade: B–

L/C Ratio: 30% Literary / 70% Commercial

Thematic Breakdown:
35% - Legal thriller
25% - Love
15% - Celebrities
15% - Tragedy
10% - Mystery

Addictiveness: Medium
Movie Potential: 1 Thumb Up
Re-readability: Low

Mitzner constructs a smart, fast-moving plot around a first-person narrator with a solid backstory and an engaging voice. Unfortunately, the author nearly spoils the book's successes by
I guess I was just in the mood for this type of book and it was a fun listen. It's a little like John Grisham with the trial and getting information ready. Some of the characters use F words, but it wasn't as bad as some books. **stop here for spoilers*** The hero of the story has lost his wife and daughter in the same car accident. He has spent 18 months drinking and doing nothing since it happened. He is swept away by Nina, a trial lawyer who wants him to take the case. He falls in love with h ...more
Judy Collins
WOW, I devoured this one!

With an ARC, via NetGalley of Adam Mitzner's upcoming, Losing Faith 4/14/2015, and with the date being further out (have not read any of the author's previous books), decided to purchase Case of Redemption and A Conflict of Interest, both audiobooks, since traveling the next few weeks and like to .

I was not disappointed, as exceeded all my expectations, a page-turner. Loved, loved the author, the characters, and the suspense - so my style, as am a huge Grisham fan, an
The blurbs on the back of this book and in the synopsis in the giveaway and in the cover letter that arrived with the book when I won it all compare it to Grisham. I sort of took that with a grain of salt--a bit of hyperbolic come on --but in actuality, several times during my reading, I thought I was reading a Grisham. That is not a bad thing, since, like many others, I'm a big Grisham fan. So, if you are, too, you will like this book.

The hero is in pain and drinking heavily. He lost his wife a
Linda Lou McCall
At first I had difficulty getting into this story. Mainly because it's about a rap artist charged with murder and the fact that I've worked in rap for 25 years as a consultant and songwriter. For me, it seemed like it was panning out to be the same misunderstood white person's idea of the rap genre and the people involved. In some ways I was right. But, for the less jaded, overall this was a good story with plenty of unexpected plot twists. The narration is perfect for this book - usually a majo ...more
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Jennifer Donovan
I'm always surprised how popular mystery/suspense is for hard core readers, but I shouldn't be, because when I read a book a like this, the term "pageturner" comes to mind as a totally apt description.

As seems to be the case in many procedural thrillers, not only is the defendant redemption, but the attorney also has demons that he is trying to overcome. After the death of his wife and young daughter 18 months before, Dan quit his job as a partner at a law firm, trading hard work in for scotch.
****Stars -- A Very Good -- But Not As Good -- Follow-Up To Mitzner's A Conflict Of Interest!

I received an ARC of this book from Net Galley and the publisher in return for an honest review, which follows.

Adam Mitzner, in his second legal thriller, has a delivered (to use a baseball term) a solid extra base hit. Please don't let my stating that while A Case Of Redemption is very good but not as good as his first legal thriller dissuade you in any way from strongly considering reading A Case Of Re
Dan Sorenson was a high profile attorney at a big New York firm spending 12-16 hours a day working. Then the unthinkable happened. His wife and daughter were killed in a horrifying auto accident. He quits the law firm and spends 18 months wallowing in his grief. Drinking so much that he blacks out and forgets hours of time.

At a party he meets someone who can give him the opportunity of a lifetime, a way to start over, but first he has to have them explain the whole idea again as he barely rememb
Ray Palen
With the release of his first novel, A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, NYC Attorney Adam Mitzner drew instant comparisons to greats of the legal thriller genre such as John Grisham and Scott Turow. His plotting received comparison to the late, great Patricia Highsmith and the end result was a novel that was named one of the best books of 2011.

The question now with the release of his second effort entitled A CASE OF REDEMPTION is whether or not Mitzner would suffer from the infamous sophomore slump. This l
Dan Sorenson was a hot-shot lawyer who fell apart after experiencing personal loss. Down on his luck, he accepted an opportunity to redeem himself by helping a potentially innocent man in a high profile case. The chance to save someone who may have been falsely accused was a chance for him to get his life back on track.

Mitzner draws you into the book from the very first paragraph: “This is what my client would say.. and they’d say it with the utmost sincerity, as if they truly didn’t know how to
A Case Of Redemption
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
Kathleen Hagen
A Case of Redemption, by Adam Mitzner, a-minus, Narrated by Kevin Collins, Produced by Audible Inc., downloaded from

This second mystery by this author again is remiscent of particularly Scott Turow and John Grisham. Here we have a top-ranking corporate defense lawyer who resigns his position and goes into a major depression when his wife and little girl are killed by a drunk driver. After 18 months, he is suddenly pulled back into the real world when he meets a young lawyer from ano
I won this book in a Good Reads contest and am so glad I did. This is the first book I've read by Adam Mitzner, but it certainly won't be the last. It is one of those books you can't put down.

Dan Sorensen was a lawyer so wrapped up in his work he neglected his wife and daughter. When they are killed in an auto accident, the guilt is too much to bear, so he quits his job and buries his sorrows in the bottle.

While at a dinner at a friends house he meets an attorney, a young woman, who asks him to
A Case of Redemption is legal thriller. There is a tenative release date of early May 2013. This is a Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books publication.

Daniel has spent the last eighteen months grieving for the wife and daughter he lost in a car crash. He left the high powered law firm he devoted so much time and energy to and spends his days in an alcohol haze.
Then at a Christmas party he meets Nina. Although he doesn't remember most of the conversation they had, she had convinced him to look int
Miriam Downey
Read my full review here: http://mimi-cyberlibrarian.blogspot.c...

We expect three things out of a legal thriller--twists, turns, and drama. We expect that the lawyer will be smart and intuitive, and that he will be compassionate and willing to take on the unwinnable case. We expect that the lawyer will be great in the courtroom. We also expect that the lawyer will not be living an ordinary life. Oh, and we also expect some beautiful woman will cause romantic problems for the lawyer. Those are s
Caroline Mcphail-Lambert
2nd legal thriller by Adam Mitzner as enjoyable as his first, "A Conflict of Interest."

Great courtroom drama with a judge full of herself and seemingly hating on the defendant and his counsel. Strong legal characters and the accused kept the story line moving forward.

Should have seen the end coming but I didn't which is probably why I enjoyed the book, even with the curve in the final court scene.
I enjoyed this book in the way I enjoy eating cookies for dinner: it was tasty but left me a little unsatisfied. I sincerely hope there are no judges in real life who act the way the judge in this book did. Her outrageous misconduct and arrogance got in the way of the story. Also? I'm not a lawyer, but even I could have gotten a not guilty verdict for LD. There was no evidence for crying out loud.
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I grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey, which is about an hour outside of New York City. I graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and M.A. in politics, and from there went directly on to law school at the University of Virginia.

After law school, I joined the litigation department of a large New York City law firm, and after a few more stops, am currently the head of the litigation departm
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