cover image A Case of Redemption

A Case of Redemption

Adam Mitzner. S&S/Gallery, $26 (336p) ISBN 978-1-4516-7479-8

New York City attorney Dan Sorenson seeks redemption in Mitzner’s compelling legal thriller, his second after 2011’s A Conflict of Interest. When his wife and daughter die in a car accident, Sorenson stops practicing law and starts hitting the bottle. A chance encounter at a Christmas party provides him the opportunity to get his life back together. Nina Harrington, an associate at a firm representing Capital Punishment Records, asks for his help on a murder case. Legally Dead, a rapper represented by the label, is accused of bashing in the head of his music megastar girlfriend, Roxanne, with a baseball bat. Given that one of Legally Dead’s songs is about beating a singer to death with a baseball bat, public sentiment is against him. Believing in his client’s innocence, Sorenson pursues a vigorous defense centered on identifying the real killer. The storyline lacks the richness of the best in the genre, but is still head-and-shoulders above most. Agent: Scott Miller, Trident Media Group. (May)