, is the story of a spontaneous shooting at a Toronto donut franchise, a firefight that leaves a four-year-old boy dead and a crucial eyewitness, an illegal alien, vanished into the night. Ari Greene, the officer in charge of the Tim Hortons shooting struggles to separate the facts of the case from the many conflicting eyewitness accounts. How many shots were fired, and from how many guns? Which witnesses - if any - are reliable? And how to go about tracking down the shooter, who melted into the cold November darkness?
On the morning of his divorce trial, multi-millionaire Quentin Wyler is found dead on his kitchen floor. Detective Ari Greene arrives minutes before the press, who are obsessed by Wyler's affair with a Hollywood starlet. Hours after the funeral, Wyler's ex-wife is charged with murder. But what should be a straightforward guilty plea turns into a complex murder trial, and leaves a trail of unanswered questions in its aftermath.
The Guilty Plea finds Toronto detective Ari Greene investigating the murder of an heir to a Canadian food conglomerate. Although the victim's ex-wife swears to her lawyers that she's innocent, evidence to the contrary quickly mounts.
A noted criminal defense attorney, Robert Rotenberg, delivers a courtroom drama that successfully evokes the multicultural city of Toronto even as it keeps readers on the edges of their seats. In the tale, the "Voice of Canada", a radio host, confesses to murder - but the case is far from closed.
It's just after Labour Day and the city is kicking back 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 he is pitted against his young protégé Daniel Kennicott, who arrests him for first-degree murder.