The Conviction : David Sloane

  • by Robert Dugoni
  • Narrated by Dan John Miller
  • Series: David Sloane
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawyer David Sloane is a desperate parent. His son Jake, still reeling from the loss of his mother in a brutal murder (Bodily Harm), has spiraled out of control. Sloane needs to reconnect with him - needs to keep him out of jail. So when an old friend suggests a guys-only camping trip, Sloane accepts. Maybe if he and Jake get away they will find needed quality time. Bond. Catch a few fish.
But the trip into the remote reaches of California’s Gold Country takes a turn for the worse when Jake and his buddy are caught vandalizing a general store. Brought to trial in a kangaroo court, the presiding judge tries, convicts and sentences the boys to six months in the county-owned wilderness detention center. For the teen-aged boys, a grueling psychological and physical ordeal begins.
As Sloane fights the conviction, he stumbles into ever-more menacing territory. A clannish town, a judge whose authority seems to extend far beyond the confines of his courtroom, and the emerging story of a juvenile detention center from hell, where the glories of nature cover dark secrets. All standards of lawyerly conduct fail Sloane in Judge Earl Boykin’s court. With his legal options exhausted, knowing the boys’ lives are on the line, Sloane hatches a daring rescue operation that just might get them all killed.
For the lawyer who never loses, this time the only way to win is outside the law.


What the Critics Say

“With each new novel, Robert Dugoni continues to prove both his talent and his craft. His books remind me of the best of John Grisham - only better! Read him now!” (James Rollins)
“Dugoni has often been described as a challenger to Turow and other big names in the legal-thriller genre, but at this point, he’s claimed his own position on the A-list. A must read for fans of courtroom drama, from Grisham to Turow to Erle Stanley Gardner.” ( Booklist)
“A master of courtroom suspense.” (Lisa Gardner)


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Customer Reviews

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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
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- eclectic reader

Tedious Credit Waster.

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.

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- janice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio