Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg


byRobert Rotenberg

Kobo ebook | May 7, 2013

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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.

Title:StrangleholdFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:145164244X

ISBN - 13:9781451642445

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stranglehold Superbly plotted and written. Loved every minute of this great read. Thanks
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stranglehold I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I have Robert Rotenberg's other novels. He is an excellent writer, whose stories are set in Toronto. Enjoy!
Date published: 2014-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Yet I have enjoyed every one of Robert Rotenberg's books, but this one is a masterpiece of intrigue, suspense, and a real burden on the emotions. All the characters that have become comfortable friends are back, even Mr. Singh so delightful in the first book. I cannot wait for future developments with this cast of characters. And I echo Ari's sentiment: "Rest in Peace, Jennie!"
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Yet A fabulous, gripping read!
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Strangle Hold An entertaining read. Especially enjoyed some of the similarities one could draw to Toronto's current mayor! Didn't expect so many typos in a final product, but definitely recommend the book. Looking for a second book by Mr. R. to read next. :0)
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best one yet I had a lively discussion with a patron at the library a while ago. He was looking for a good mystery or legal thriller to read. But he had a qualifier - nothing Canadian, he just finds American books 'better'. Oh boy, do I love a challenge...we compromised and I'm just waiting for him to come back and let me know what he thought of the Canadian titles/authors I sent him home with. Robert Rotenberg was one of those authors. This gentleman likes series, so I sent him home with the first in Rotenberg's excellent series - Old City Hall. The fourth book, Stranglehold, is newly released and I have to say - Rotenberg gets better and better with every book. Recurring character Detective Ari Green returns, but in a different role. Rather that being the one in charge of the investigation; this time he's the one being investigated.....for murder. Green finds Jennifer, the married Crown Attorney he has been having an affair with, dead in the motel room they were meeting at - and the police arrive before he has time to call 911...... I just love the Canadian setting - the descriptions of streets, stores and neighbourhoods that I recognize. It really brings the novel to life. Rotenberg himself is a criminal lawyer in Toronto. His courtroom descriptions and intimacy with the Canadian legal system again brings that 'extra' sense of authenticity to his work. There are some sly nods to present day Toronto that Canadian will 'get'. Notably, the overweight Mayor who coaches a boy's rugby team. I enjoy Rotenberg's recurring characters. Green is less than perfect and this makes him all the more human. I really enjoy his father's scenes in this book. Kennicott is also a character I really enjoy as he feels his way through his new position. I hope we see more of Awotwe Amankwah, a reporter for the Toronto Star. Rotenberg gives each of his characters an excellent second story line with their personal lives. It lets us get to know them a bit better and carries their story forward into the next book. The plotting in Stranglehold is excellent, believable and well played. But the exploration of relationships - familial and work are just as much a part of the story. I think this is probably my favourite of the series (so far) An excellent series and definitely recommended eh?
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it! Excellent story. I enjoy that it is set in Toronto and my own familiarity with he streets and venues In Rotenberg's books adds to the fun of reading them. Looking forward to the next book.
Date published: 2013-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Always enjoy his books. Can't wait for the next one.
Date published: 2013-05-14