Aaron Littmann, the chairman of one of the country’s most prestigious law firms, represents some of the worst criminals, cheats on his wife and ultimately is arrested for murder. Yet through it all, he is able to keep the reader rooting for him. He is also able to keep his wife, daughters, law partners and mentor squarely on his side. He is being blackmailed by Nikolai Garkov, an alleged Russian terrorist. Garkov wants Aaron to not only represent him, but to fix the trial so he is assured a win. In order to do so, Aaron must convince Judge Faith Nichols, his former lover, to acquit Garkov. If he chooses not to convince her, or she chooses not to be convinced, both of their careers might well be over.
Mitzner does not dwell on violence or sex in his books, and that is a welcome change. He just writes a good story with well developed characters. The plot moves along quickly without embroiling us in unneeded complications, and even the trial is interesting without being totally unrealistic in Losing Faith. The end had a few surprises, but it did not shock me. While it did leave me wondering about a few things, I was satisfied with the ending and am looking forward to Mitzner's next book.
While this book will not be published until the spring of 2015, I decided to join a few others and review it while it is still fresh in my mind. Amazon gives you the option to preorder it, and I suggest that you do. Definitely something to look forward to reading.
Publisher - Gallery Books
Date of Publication - April 14, 2015