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Set on the streets and in the courtrooms of Toronto, Detective Ari Greene is caught in the fight of his life when the detective becomes the accused.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: Touchstone export ed. --
ISBN: 9781451642391
Characteristics: 358 p


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sapl3 Apr 09, 2020


What do you do when you are arrested for first degree murder and the arresting officer is someone who you’ve been mentoring? That’s what Ari Greene is faced with when he stumbles across a homicide and Daniel Kennicott takes him into custody. Suddenly all of Greene’s secrets are secrets no more. And how can he clear his name while he’s confined to house arrest while awaiting his trial? As Ari fights to prove his innocence, another “fight” is taking place in Toronto – that for the election of the new mayor.

Greene begins to realize that not everyone is as they seem and there are far too many things in their pasts that are coming back to haunt them and those close to them. The line between politics and his private life is becoming blurred and his situation is becoming more precarious as the days go on.

Rotenberg provides a real page-turner with this fourth book in his Greene/Kennicott series and his clever ending had me almost applauding.

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.

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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