Friday, September 8, 2017


pic and description taken from Goodreads


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, complete with a devoted wife, who remains patient with his long hours and high-stakes cases, and the love of a beautiful young daughter.

At his father's funeral, Alex meets Michael Ohlig—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 . . . an alleged brokerage scam that has lost hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. Wealthy beyond words, Ohlig insists he's done nothing wrong, and Alex, who's experienced enough to know that clients always lie, uncharacteristically believes him.

As the facts come out, shocking secrets are revealed that threaten everything Alex believes in–about the law, his family, and himself. Yet Alex's desperate need for the truth propels him to unscrupulous depths, and to confront a past defined by deception and a future in jeopardy . . . with the realization that one false step could destroy everything Alex holds dear.


I love thrillers and add the legal to it, it becomes even more fascinating.

Alex's father has just passed away and he finally gets to meet the all illusive Michael Ohlig.  Someone he has heard about most of his life but never met.  When they do meet Ohlig asks Alex to represent him in a criminal investigation that is going on with one of his companies.

Alex has a lot to take in.  His dad just died and this mystery friend just asked him to represent him.  Alex's job has him already working way too much, and he doesn't think his wife would appreciate the added load.

I guess he should have listened to his wife! ;) Nothing good happens when you don't listen to your wife...hehe  Plus his marriage was already in a lull...

Needless to say, as soon as Alex takes Ohlig's case things in his personal life, and work life start to change.  

Work is getting confusing.  It seems that Ohlig and his life are more intertwined than he thought.  As secrets come out, Alex finds out that mixing his personal life and his work life together is a recipe for disaster.

I really enjoyed this book.  It kept me on my toes and the narrator was great.  I devoured the book in just a couple of days.  Usually I only listen when I am cleaning or driving, but I found myself with my ear buds in listening to it all the time.  

Without giving the ending away, I love how everything is discovered and how Alex has to face the choices he has made.

If you like legal thrillers, I think you will enjoy this one.  I listened to it and I think I am glad I did.  There is a lot of legal stuff in there that I probably would have skipped over if I was reading it....but it is important.  I would have missed some things if I read it.  

Content:  Language, and sexual innuendo, and some sex, but I don't remember it being explicit.

Source:  I bought this book on Audible for myself.  I was not compensated in any way for the review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.





Adam Mitzner
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

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 department of Pavia & Harcourt LLP, which is located in midtown Manhattan. Pavia & Harcourt recently received some fame because it is the law firm where Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor practiced before she was appointed to the bench.