“The best courtroom drama, bar none, since Anatomy of a Murder.”
-Douglas Preston, co-author of the Pendergast Series
“Not since ‘Anatomy of a Murder’ has a novel so vividly captured the real life of criminal lawyers in the midst of a high-stakes trial. This is a book that every lawyer, law student, and law professor should, no must, read.
-Edward L. Greenspan. Q.C.
"A few lawyers are really expert in managing cases - especially criminal cases - in the courtroom. A small percentage of these are very good at making trials come alive. Robert Rotenberg is one of the few, along with Scott Turow, David Baldacci, John Lescroat. His 'Guilty Plea' is a crackling good read, Plan to keep turning pages late into the night!"
-F. Lee Bailey
"Breathtaking...a tightly woven spiderweb of plot and a rich cast of characters make this a truly gripping read.... Robert Rotenberg does for Toronto what Ian Rankin does for Edinburgh."
- Jeffery Deaver - Author of the Lincoln Rhyme Series
"An amazing debut novel. Robert Rotenberg's Old City Hall has everything a legal thriller should have, and more: absolutely engaging characters; a tight, taut, and believable plot; a heart-quickening pace; and, best of all, some of the finest writing I've read in years. This one has winner written all over it."
- Nelson DeMille - Author of The Panther
"Clever, complex, and filled with an engaging cast of characters, Old City Hall captures the vibrancy and soul of Toronto." --
- Kathy Reichs - Author of the Bones Series
"Loved it! Rotenberg's Old City Hall is a terrific look at contemporary Toronto."
- Ian Rankin - Author of the Rebus Series
"The Guilty Plea is gritty and engaging. It had me hooked from the moment I started it, and wouldn't let go. Wonderful stuff!"
- S.J. Watson - Author of Before I Go to Sleep
When the Detective Becomes the Accused…
Bestselling author Robert Rotenberg is back with his most shocking book yet, featuring Detective Ari Greene in the fight of his life.
It is just after Labour Day and the city is kicking into gear. All eyes are on the hotly contested election for Toronto’s next mayor and crime is the big issue. Greene is no stranger to the worst of what the city has to offer, but even he is unprepared for what happens next when he stumbles upon a horrific homicide.
In one nightmare moment his world is flipped upside down. Soon Greene is pitted against his young protégé, Daniel Kennicott, who arrests him for first-degree murder. Tied down on house arrest as he awaits his trial, Greene has to find a way to clear his name, and also must face some very hard truths: that he didn’t really know the people he believed in most; that there are unseen forces at work prepared to see him take the fall; and most of all, that he should never underestimate the price people will pay for love.
Stranglehold is Rotenberg’s fourth gripping mystery set on the streets and in the courtrooms of Toronto, capturing audiences with his masterful knowledge of the intricacies of the criminal justice system and feel for the emotions that make people tick.