Old City HallBook - 2009
It would appear to be an open-and-shut case.
The trouble is, Brace refuses to talk to anyone -- including his own lawyer -- after muttering those incriminating words. With the discovery that the victim was actually a self-destructive alcoholic, the appearance of strange fingerprints at the crime scene, and a revealing courtroom cross-examination, the seemingly simple case takes on all the complexities of a hotly contested murder trial. Meantime, much to everyone's surprise, the Leafs are making an unlikely run for the Stanley Cup.
In the tradition of defence lawyers turned authors like Scott Turow and John Grisham, Robert Rotenberg delivers a legal thriller rich with his forensic skill and insider knowledge, taking readers on a tour of Toronto from the Don Jail to the towers of Bay Street and into the shadowy corridors of the Old City Hall courthouse.
Elmore Leonard has Florida; John Lescroart, San Francisco; Robert Parker, Boston; Scott Turow, Chicago; and now, with Old City Hall , Rotenberg offers us a page-turning legal thriller set in a diverse and surprising Toronto and filled with unexpected characters and plot twists that keep you guessing until the very end.
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If you love detective novels and yearn for a local connection, you have to read this book! Rotenberg is a practicing Toronto lawyer, and this is the first book he has penned. It is set in Toronto, is a lighter read than Lescroart but has so many twists and turns it is not easily predictable. He manages to include all kinds of historic references within his piece that are interesting to someone who has been to Toronto. His second offering, The Guilty Plea is at the library now, and I can't wait to see how his writing has evolved. Try this one out, it's a hidden gem!
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