Seventh Street Books, Paperback, 9781616148812, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
In defending Poniard, Parker discovers that people aren't who they claim to be and that nothing is as it seems. At one point, his client resorts to blackmail, threatening to expose a dark secret about Parker. Then, many of the potential witnesses who could have helped the case die prematurely, and the survivors are too frightened to talk. Parker begins to feel as if he's merely a character in a video game, fighting malevolent Level Bosses who appear out of nowhere and threaten to destroy him.
“Outstanding! A mesmerizing mix of legal thriller and murder mystery. . . . The plot is crisp with twists and turns I didn’t see coming. Fans of Michael Connelly will love Rotstein’s intimate knowledge of Los Angeles, and Brad Meltzer fans will appreciate the driven pace and witty dialogue. Put Reckless Disregard at the top of your reading list.”
—ROBERT DUGONI, New York Times–bestselling author of Murder One
“Scintillating and twist-filled, this offers an original and wholly satisfying take on the legal thriller. Robert Rotstein’s Parker Stern character is a bold and vibrant presence in an overcrowded genre, and Stern’s personal struggles place him on par with Michael Connelly’s Mickey Haller as the best courtroom hero going today. Reckless Disregard is Grisham or Turow on steroids, never failing to enthrall and entertain even as it illuminates the often-misbalanced scales of justice. It would be a crime to miss it!”
—JON LAND, bestselling author of The Tenth Circle and Strong Rain Falling
“Who murdered troubled Hollywood starlet Felicity McGrath? Who, indeed. The answer to that question is sure to keep readers guessing and glued to the edges of their seats until the final page. . . . The plot is ingenious; the writing, top-shelf. If you like your mysteries smart and provocative, this book’s for you.”
—DAVID FREED, author of the Cordell Logan series
“Once again, Robert Rotstein has delivered the goods. Reckless Disregard is fast-paced, rich in character, and provocative, first to last—it has everything you could hope for in a legal thriller.”
—LES STANDIFORD, author of Water to the Angels