"This is Rotenberg’s third Greene novel, and while the real action takes place in the courtroom – Rotenberg really knows how to build legal suspense – the search for clues is essential… With Ari on the streets and Nancy in court, this novel zips along smartly."
-The Globe and Mail
“The added frisson of a city craving justice combined with evidence that can’t quite add up the way law enforcement and prosecutors want them to gives Rotenberg the extra storytelling juice he needs to propel Stray Bullets to its inevitable but riveting conclusion: the extended sequence of a trial. Once more, Rotenberg knows his criminal law and is intimately familiar with how the Canadian legal system works. But he never forgets that characters come first.”
-The National Post
“It doesn’t let up, keeps amping up, by the time you have finished the book it’s like you have gotten off a runaway train plus or minus a few details.”
“As complex plot and multiple perspectives speed along in tense, gratifying fashion, Rotenberg uses his courtroom knowledge to fine effect. In fact the entire unfolding and resolution of a tragic, sadly semi-familiar, crime-and-punishment tale shows a real pro of a writer, just getting better and better.”
“A legal thriller that rivals (or to my mind surpasses) anything written by Grisham. A page turner, with the reader wondering which of the tiny details mentioned could be the one that makes or breaks the case – which one will make or break the reputation or even the career track of those involved.”
“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
In The Guilty Plea and Old City Hall, critically acclaimed author Robert Rotenberg created gripping page-turners that captured audiences in Canada and around the world. Rotenberg’s bestsellers do for Toronto what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh and Michael Connelly for Los Angeles.
In Stray Bullets, Rotenberg takes the reader to a snowy November evening. Outside a busy downtown doughnut shop, gunshots ring out and a young boy is critically hurt. Soon Detective Ari Greene is on scene. How many shots were fired? How many guns? How many witnesses?
With grieving parents and a city hungry for justice, the pressure is on to convict the man accused of this horrible crime. Against this tidal wave of indignation, defense counsel Nancy Parish finds herself defending her oldest and most difficult client.
But does anyone know the whole story?
Stray Bullets is Robert Rotenberg’s third intricate mystery set on the streets and in the courtrooms of Toronto.