by Adam Mitzner
My rating: 4.5 stars
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Adult Suspense
Print Length: 368 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
From the acclaimed author Publishers Weekly called “a gifted writer” comes this nail-biting legal thriller in the bestselling tradition of John Grisham and Scott Turow.
Littmann, the chairman of one of the country’s most prestigious law
firms, has just been contacted by a high-profile defense attorney, whose
client is Nikolai Garkov, a Russian businessman arraigned on terrorism
charges for pulling the financial strings behind recent treasonous acts.
The attorney informs Aaron that Garkov is looking to switch
representation and will pay one hundred thousand dollars just to take
the meeting. But Aaron doesn’t have any choice, as Garkov is ready to go
public with the damning evidence that Aaron and the judge in the
high-profile case—Faith Nichols—had a torrid affair during another
Filled with suspense, twists, and turns, Losing Faith will captivate legal thriller fans everywhere
Losing Faith by Adam Mitzner
You know that phrase, “Didn’t see that one coming!”, well that pretty much sums up the grand finale to Adam Mitzner’s Losing Faith. Is justice always served or can it be purchased, skewed and raped to satisfy the both the legal system’s ego and the power players of crime.
Wealthy and powerful defense attorney, Aaron Littman has lived the rewards of his own hubris and now it is time to pay the price or ruin the lives of those he loves. Blackmailed into representing one of the mega-wealthy, deadly and powerful criminal kingpins, his world is coming crashing down around him. When his former lover, a judge is found bludgeoned, all clues, circumstantial or not lead to Aaron. Confident that the truth would set him free, he soon realizes that, like him, the representatives of the legal world have their own agendas and are just as capable of twisting a tale into a list of “what-ifs” that Aaron cannot rise above. His marriage is crumbling, his legal corporation is circling the wagons, excluding him and his best friend and mentor seems to be taking his defense a little too lightly.
Will Aaron pay the price for a deed he never committed? Is this Karma at its best for his role in defending vile and guilty criminals? Will an eleventh hour ploy from unlikely, allied sources save his bacon or will the jury see through the smokescreen and reach their own verdict?
Adam Mitzner can write raw drama, suspense and has no fear of showing the underbelly of the legal system machinations behind the scenes. His characters come to life, flawed, unfaithful, deceitful, and bruised by life. Even evil shows their soft spots, not enough to be more than powerfully overbearing, but enough to bring them to life. Like an intriguing tale filled with drama, twists and heavy with tension? Enjoy seeing questionable characters smear their mistakes across the pages, as you wonder how will he get out of that predicament? Adam Mitzner’s Losing Faith should be on your reading docket!
I received an ARC edition from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books in exchange for my honest review.