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This one of the best books I have listened to from Robert Dugoni. I was unable to put this book down.
In 'The Conviction' lawyer David Sloane gets his step-son for the summer. The join in a camping trip with David's detective friend and his son. They travel to a small town which appeared quiet and peaceful which the men needed. The two boys do what boys do and get arrested and shipped off to a rehabilitation camp. The process of arrest, court, and punishment goes so quickly that David and his buddy don't know what happened to their boys. While trying to get the truth of where their boys are they learn more than they wanted to about the judge and his court.
There is some violence that is encountered both by the men and their sons. One son is pushed exceedingly hard to break him. You feel for him. But going through the experience is worth it. Listen to the book and learn what it takes to have a great kid, and the justice system, well......
Dan John Miller was outstanding with the delivery of the story
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
Although this story is a bit too simplistic and contrived in places, it was nevertheless a good &quot;feel good&quot; story when it was all said and done. It's about law enforcement corruption and greed.
This story has lots of action and suspense. There is more drama outside the court room than inside even though what happened inside the court room left me slack jawed... A real kangaroo court. The bad guys ruled the court room from the judge to the sheriff and others. The victims are teenage boys caught up in this rural California legal system.
Very nicely narrated by Dan John Miller .
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I enjoyed the characters in this book. The story line was different with it not being fully based on a court room drama but still plenty of legal drama. The strength of friendships and family support may have been somewhat unrealistic with very little of the blame game going on, was acceptable as it's how we would ideally like real life to be. Good story I jumping from what going on in the sons world to what's happening in the dad's world
Would you try another book written by Robert Dugoni or narrated by Dan John Miller?
No. Narrator was reasonable.
Has The Conviction put you off other books in this genre?
No, I enjoy legal thrillers with a tight, fast paced plot.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Dan John Miller?
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Yes, I think this book would better read in print.