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Confessions abound - some of them quite unexpected - in Sheldon Siegel's legal thriller, the fifth in the outstanding Mike Daley/Rosie Fernandez series set in San Francisco.

Mike Daley doesn't go to confession much since he left the priesthood twenty years ago and became a lawyer, but that doesn't stop his old friend, Father Ramon Aguirre, from trying to get him there. "It wouldn't kill you to go to church once in a while," he tells Mike. But it does kill someone.

For several months, a ruinous sexual harassment suit has been building against the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese, and when the plaintiff's lawyer is found dead, an apparent suicide, an almost audible sigh of relief is heard in certain quarters. But that is before the police find evidence of murder. Even worse - the evidence points to Father Aguirre.

Mike and his ex-wife law partner, Rosie, jump in to take the priest's case, but what started out as difficult soon appears impossible as forensics, witnesses, and secrets from Father Aguirre's past all incriminate their client. Soon, their wits are the only things keeping the priest from a life sentence or worse, and wits simply may not be enough-unless they can conjure up a miracle of their own.

Of Siegel's most recent book, Publishers Weekly said, "The verdict is clear; another win for Siegel." And so it is again with The Confession.

©2004 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc. (P)2013 Sheldon M. Siegel, Inc.

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  • R. Pontiflet
  • 12/06/2017

A Great Legal Thriller

This novel held my attention from beginning to end, and it had a plausible ending. The story is very interesting which centers around the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese, a sexual harassment suit, and a murder which is made to look like suicide. This is a very interesting and suspenseful story with well developed and interesting characters. This story had solid twists and turns that kept me listening wanting to know what will happen next.

The main characters, Mike Daley and Rosie Fernandez (his ex-wife and law partner), are pressed into service when their friend, who is a priest, is caught in a circle of deception and is accused of murder. Mike feels obligated to defend him but as soon as forensics, witnesses, and secrets from the priest's past comes crashing down around them, a bad situation becomes worse.

Sam Guncler's narration is very very good. Especially his ability to switch between the supporting characters' dialogue, the protagonist's (Mike Daley) inner voice, and Daley's spoken words.

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  • Wayne
  • 05/04/2016

Great courtroom thriller; great narration!!

The Confession is a fascinating combination of law, religion, and suspense. It is a great story of a lawyer doing his job with incredible competence. The narrator is as good as the novel.

VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is a wonderful novel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28/10/2016

narration is excellent! Story is really good, too

I enjoyed the story & Sheldon Siegel's writing style. The narration by Sam Gunther was incredible. I was especially impressed with his ability to switch between Mike Daley's (the protagonist's) inner voice & spoken voice.

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  • Diane Schmitt
  • 16/07/2015

Entertaining

Good story with plausible ending. Like the narrator very well. He has a wide range of voices that keep the story interesting.

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  • Maremare13
  • 04/05/2017

Great book!!

This is a really good read!! Wonderfully developed characters, a story that will keep you on your toes (with all sorts of twists and turns) all the way to the end, and fabulous narration. You can't go wrong with this book, cannot wait to read more from this author!!!!!!

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  • Lynn
  • 18/05/2015

Great story

Keeps you on the edge of your seat with the characters very interesting and the storyline more so. Love the mix of family, religion and drama. Good read!

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  • Paula
  • 06/10/2013

This is Great Drama (and Lawyering!)

Sheldon Siegal has written a really awesome story, using a background monologue (the unspoken thoughts of the narrator) that is totally engaging. As a person who has lots of unspoken thoughts in order to remain politically correct and above the fray in lots of conversations, I loved this means of adding to the story.

The central character, a lawyer beset with a plethora of personal and professional problems, not to mention the sudden job of representing a priest accused of murder, remains polite and professional in the dialogue, but tells it like it is as he shares his thoughts. So effective!

Remember Dragnet, when the cop would offer background as the scene shifted, never sharing his thoughts that were shared with viewers with the suspects or other cops? This is Siegal's MO in the book and it works beautifully.

Thoroughly engaging crime drama from cover to cover. Loved it!

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  • Elizabeth O.
  • 16/07/2020

Following this Series

The book was good, but not the best in the series. Personally, I wasn’t fond of this narrator. His delivery left me put-off by Michael Daly’s constant know-it-all “asides”. I, also, had difficulty when this narrator spoke softly such that I had to turn it up, back it up and re-listen. The plot & story were interesting. The summary is accurate. It was worth the time invested in listening to it and I will continue the series.

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  • Claudia
  • 20/05/2020

A great mix of laughter & suspense !

I loved this listen! Siegel has a wonderful way of writing a story filled with suspense and just enough laughter to make you love the characters. Sam Gunder, the narrator brings everything to life. Enjoy!

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  • rimalaw
  • 10/02/2020

Enjoying the Series

I’m enjoying the series. They are not heavy reading, but interesting enough to keep my attention. I enjoy the growing personal relationships between the characters, primarily Rosie and Mike. Though there was less Rosie again in this book. I forgot she was even in the courtroom one time. The legal side is pretty accurate. The objections and reason for or not for are accurate. A lot about life as a lawyer is depicted well and it shows a lawyer is writing this. My only criticism in this one is that it was NOT SET IN NEW YORK. The narrator did most of the accents like some Italian New Yorker. Even Mike. At times it was very annoying after getting to know the characters from previous books. Also I did not appreciate Rosie having a Spanish accent when she never had a Spanish accent before. It was annoying. Finally Mc Nasty sounded like a Shiester lawyer out of Brooklyn. Kept saying “abjection!” No that’s not how he should sound. This was San Francisco. If the narrator was doing a New York book it would’ve been fine, but not for the setting it was in. He did do eloquent, black and Asian accents well. So far my favorite narrator was book 4. Then 1-2 then 3 and this one in last bc of the whole New York thing. But I would rather have one narrator and really feel the characters. It takes away when they do it with so many different readers.