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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (200 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Dugoni Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The David Sloane Series Release Date:
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Lawyer David Sloane is desperate to get through to his troubled teenage son Jake. Still reeling from the devastating loss of his mother in a brutal murder, Jake has spiraled out of control and Sloane has barely been able to keep him out of jail. So when his old friend, detective Tom Molia, suggests that they take their sons on a guys-only camping trip, Sloane gratefully accepts.

What Sloane imagines will be the perfect excursion turns into a horrifying nightmare when the boys are arrested for vandalizing a general store late at night while their fathers are asleep. The next morning, before Sloane and Molia even realize they’re gone, their sons are tried, convicted, and sentenced by the presiding judge to six months in the county wilderness detention camp. For the teenagers, a grueling physical and psychological ordeal begins.

As Sloane fights the conviction against the boys, he discovers that local judge Earl Boykin’s authority seems to extend far beyond the confines of his courtroom. Meanwhile, on the inside, Jake is forced to grow up quickly and soon learns the hard way that this detention center has a very different purpose than rehabilitating troubled youths. With their legal options exhausted, Sloane and Molia will do anything to save their sons—even mount a daring rescue operation that could win the boys their freedom…or cost all of them their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the best legal thriller writers in the business unleashes another stellar effort…The names John Grisham and Scott Turow are mentioned when discussing the legal thriller genre. Robert Dugoni is as good, if not better.”

    Associated Press

  • “An exhilarating story that is crisply written and full of unexpected plot twists.”

    Tucson Citizen

  • “Serves up the perfect mix of action, emotion and courtroom drama, so much so that The Conviction isn’t just the best legal thriller of the year, it’s one of the best thrillers period.”

    Author Magazine

  • “A legal thriller with more twists and turns than the lower intestine and as much coincidence and serendipity as a vintage episode of Law & Order…A book that meets, sometimes exceeds, the expectations of the legal thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/19/2014

    " I started and restarted a few times. I think I will try another one of Dugoni's books to see if it was the subject matter or the writing. Can't tell at this point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Viccy | 2/19/2014

    " Jake Carter is out of control. He witnessed his mother's murder and he has not recovered. He drinks too much and causes damage to property and himself. In an attempt to get to know him better, his father takes him on a camping trip along with Tom Molia and his son. And in the twinkling of an eye, Jake's life becomes a nightmare. Caught and convicted of robbing and vandalizing a general store, both boys end up in a wilderness camp with physically and mentally abusive guards. Sloane and Molia have to unravel the reasons behind the judge's actions and figure out how to rescue their sons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pou | 2/15/2014

    " Must read! Total page turner and attention captivator! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Camilla Harrold-lawson | 2/13/2014

    " Riveting! I really enjoyed this and just couldn't put it down. "

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