The Guilty Plea
by Robert Rotenberg
Robert Rotenberg entices us with his second novel in his legal thriller series.
Detective Ari Greene attends the scene of the murder of Terrance Wyler, the youngest son of the major food conglomerate, Wyler Foods. It looks like an open and shut case when Wyler’s estranged wife, Samantha, walks into her lawyer’s office holding a bloody knife. But if his first novel, Old City Hall, is anything to go by, we know that it’s not quite as cut and dried as that.
Rotenberg peels away another layer from his returning characters, exposing more of their back story and their motivation. I like Detective Greene and Officer Kennicott and how they work together, balancing their weaknesses with their strengths, to get the job done. They both know that to crack this case they’ll have to get to the root of all families – their secrets.