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A Case of Redemption

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3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  1,209 Ratings  ·  144 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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Eric_W
Feb 17, 2016 Eric_W rated it really liked it
After the 21,699,749th minute of his life, Dan Sorenson’s life fell apart when his wife and child were killed by a drunk driver. Having been a thousand dollar an hour lawyer. he’s now basically a drunk, when Nina, a friend of his wife’s best friend insists that he meet with Legally Dead, a black rapper being held at Riker’s. L.D. as he is known has been charged with the murder of his reputed girlfriend, Roxanne. Nina and Ben join forces to defend L.D. who insists he is innocent and there is reas ...more
Todd
Dec 05, 2013 Todd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, for-review
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
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Becky
Jul 15, 2013 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cheryl
May 12, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ware
May 19, 2013 Ware rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Amy Lignor
Jul 28, 2013 Amy Lignor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Courtney
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
Andrew
Sep 09, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kali
Jun 30, 2013 Kali rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Wendy Hines
May 31, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
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Judy Collins
WOW, I devoured this one!

Loved Adam Mitzner's Losing Faith (2015) Top Books of 2015; dying to catch up with Mitzner's two earlier books, Case of Redemption and A Conflict of Interest, choosing audio, due to travel.

A CASE OF REDEMPTION exceeded all my expectations-- both page-turners. Loved, loved the author, the characters, and the suspense - so my style--a huge Grisham fan, and lover of legal thrillers and courtroom dramas. A Case of Redemption, has it all, and the twist at the end, I d
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Bennett Gavrish
May 17, 2013 Bennett Gavrish rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review will appear on BookDigits.com, 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
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Lisa
May 30, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love a good courtroom drama and this one kept me reading and guessing until the end
Lynne Thomas
May 19, 2013 Lynne Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Malia
Jun 05, 2013 Malia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book by Adam Mitzner that I have read and was again pleasantly surprised(mayble that's the wrong way to put it, because I already liked the first one...)
The story is again centered around a legal case. But as it moves forward, new developments and clues constantly pop up and intermingle with what is already known. Mitzner has a wonderful ability to create a fast-paced legal thriller with interesting and engaging characters. In my experience with the genre, that is not the norm
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Marlon Weems
Kind of a Grisham wanna-be. Ok read but somewhat predictable.
Jen Ostrum
May 14, 2015 Jen Ostrum rated it it was amazing
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.
Phillip III
Mar 01, 2017 Phillip III rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I finished reading Adam Mitzner's A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, I thought I'd never read a better, more well-written legal thriller by the author. Figured he'd peaked with his debut. And then I read A CASE OF REDEMPTION, and I am not sad to say --not sad at all-- I was wrong. If you are me, and love courtroom dramas, legal thrillers that hinge on the law, and lawyers, and judges, and conspiracies, and witnesses, and juries . . . Give Adam Mitzner a shot!

In A CASE OF REDEMPTION we meet Dan Sorense
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Jennifer
Nov 26, 2016 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Dan Sorenson, NYC lawyer, has had a rough 18 months. He won a high-publicity case, his wife and daughter are killed in an auto accident, he quits his job with a prestigious firm, and then sinks himself into the bottle. Until he meets Nina. Nina has a high-profile case and she needs an experienced defense lawyer. The accused is Legally Dead, a rap artist, who is accused of killing his girlfriend Roxanne, another singing star. L.D. says he’s not guilty. After some persuasion, Dan agrees to take th ...more
Phillip III
Mar 01, 2017 Phillip III rated it it was amazing
When I finished reading Adam Mitzner's A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, I thought I'd never read a better, more well-written legal thriller by the author. Figured he'd peaked with his debut. And then I read A CASE OF REDEMPTION, and I am not sad to say --not sad at all-- I was wrong. If you are me, and love courtroom dramas, legal thrillers that hinge on the law, and lawyers, and judges, and conspiracies, and witnesses, and juries . . . Give Adam Mitzner a shot!

In A CASE OF REDEMPTION we meet Dan Sorense
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Linda
Jul 11, 2017 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books-read
Dan Sorensen lost everything: his wife, his child, his job, his will to go on. Sounds like an interesting opening to a book, and it was, for a while. While I really enjoyed Mitzner's first book, A Conflict of Interest, this one started out great, and then "lost" something in the end... that special oomph that gives the book its own "wow" factor. That was missing for me. It was an enjoyable read, just not super great.
Bethany Neuffer
Jul 04, 2017 Bethany Neuffer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found the twist in this story really surprising. I like the author's approach tie developing the stiryline.

I found the twist in this story really surprising. I like the author's approach in developing the storyline. Good reading.
Aristotle
Jun 01, 2017 Aristotle rated it really liked it
Did Adam Mitzner sell the movie rights?
Kanye West as Legally Dead
Kim Kardashian as Roxanne
Caitlyn Jenner as Nuts..oh my!

Clever twist(s) at the end. One was obvious the second i was suspicious.
A well written movie script.
Shelia Harris
May 29, 2017 Shelia Harris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exce!lent read

I could hardly put this book down. I sincerely hope this writer continues this path. I can't wait for his next book!
Kate Hooper
Jun 21, 2017 Kate Hooper rated it really liked it
Great read. This crime thriller took a kind of grown up Jackie Collins approach to its storyline and had some enjoyable characters in it. The type of book that is tough to put down. Recommended
Ray Palen
Jun 02, 2013 Ray Palen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Meagan Davis
Mar 02, 2017 Meagan Davis rated it liked it
Kind of slow, but the twists in the end are worth the read.
Katherine
Jan 23, 2014 Katherine rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, reviewed
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
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Bob
Apr 11, 2013 Bob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
****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
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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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