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Fact or fiction? Current events in the City of Toronto echo the plot of Robert Rotenberg's latest legal thriller Stranglehold . Everyone is saying he predicted the future for Toronto's mayor. Read it and find out!

Ripped from the headlines, Stranglehold is bestselling author Robert Rotenberg's 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.

Eerily reminiscent of the scandal surrounding the current Toronto mayor, Stranglehold is Rotenberg's fourth gripping mystery set on the streets and in the courtrooms of the city, capturing audiences with his masterful knowledge of the intricacies of the criminal justice system and feel for the emotions that make people tick.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition: Touchstone export ed.
ISBN: 9781451642391
Branch Call Number: FIC Roten
Characteristics: 358 pages.
Alternative Title: Stranglehold
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Feb 08, 2017

I picked up this book because it was a staff pick. I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by the book. Well developed characters with a good plot line. If not for going to earn a living I would have finished the book in a day! So nice to hear familiar places in Canada mentioned in the book. I have already placed a hold on two of his other books. Great read!

Marlowe Jan 08, 2016

Rotenberg brings Toronto to life in Ari Green's fourth legal thriller. It is so much fun to read Canadian crime drama from a practicing lawyer. Toronto is as much a character as those living and breathing, who struggle with the law and life. Family drama and courtroom drama clash in Stranglehold to create a riveting read.

Sep 13, 2014

Excellent as always. Has everything you want in a legal thriller: the case, the courtroom scenes, and well-developed characters: Ari, Kennicott (perhaps the best "supporting character" I've ever come across in a book series), Jo, Ari's father and many others. These are the types of stories John Grisham USED to write when he was at his peak.

Dec 08, 2013

Rotenberg sucks you into his world with another great page-turner. Loved the references to Rob Ford :)

Aug 12, 2013

The Telegraph Journal says that Rotenberg is Canada's John Grisham! He's so much better it's not a compliment. The twists and turns carried right to the last chapter.

(Staff) Elaine Bird Jul 27, 2013

Gripping story with all the characters that we've become attached to from his previous books. I couldn't wait to get to the end and then was sad when it was done. Great read!

smc01 Jul 18, 2013

Detective Ari Greene continues to be a compelling character as he struggles with a personal loss and challenge. Enjoyable read overall, but the poor copy-editing in this book detracts from that. I hope Rotenberg's publishers are more careful with his next book.

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