Losing Faith

  • by Adam Mitzner
  • Narrated by David Marantz
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed author Publishers Weekly called "a gifted writer" comes this nail-biting legal thriller in the best-selling tradition of John Grisham and Scott Turow. Aaron 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 $100,000 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 recent case. Filled with suspense, twists, and turns, Losing Faith will captivate legal thriller fans everywhere.

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Could not suspend disbelief.

There are those who can pull off a legal suspense novel (e.g. Scott Turow, Paul Goldstein), but most who try fail because they fail to research enough, or their plot is incredible. Mitzner falls into the latter camp. He doesn't know how the legal system works. I can sometimes live with this if the plot and writing are good enough. (John Grisham, who worked as a lawyer a long time ago, knows, or should know, how the system works, although he sometimes ignores it. He gets away with it because his plots are pretty good and he can write.) Not so here. Mitzner's characters don't live up to their billing, and his plot is ridiculous. Chief examples are the USDC Judge with SCOTUS ambitions, who, for no reason, creates a fatal ethical issue by sitting on a run of the mill criminal case, and Mitzner's "brilliant" protagonist, who, also for no reason, embraces the ethical issue. Mitzner thereby ham handedly created his pivotal plot point: both the Judge and the protagonist are now open to blackmail. Mitzner has his protagonist recognize his plight, but inexplicably, the equally brilliant Judge, cannot. (Grisham would have found an at least facially credible way to create this pivot point.) At this juncture, I simply could not sustain the level of disbelief necessary to continue. I took advantage of Audible's return policy. You needn't. Instead, read anything by Turow and Goldstein.

Marantz's performance was good, maybe better than my four star rating, but it's hard to earn a top of your game rating when your material is poor.
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- Will "Wasb"

Big waste of time

What disappointed you about Losing Faith?

Flimsy plot and characters. Story poorly developed.


Has Losing Faith turned you off from other books in this genre?

Makes me more skeptical. I like a good mystery but will be much more careful in looking at reviews other than on audible before buying.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disgust that I wasted time listening to this book. I kept thinking, "It has to get more interesting" but it didn't.


Any additional comments?

Enough said.

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- Deborah Lastinger "traveldeb"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios