By: Robert Rotstein
Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book to review. As is my policy with books that I receive for review, if I don’t like it, I don’t review it.
In Reckless Disregard, we’re back in L.A. with Parker Stern, the stage-fright inflicted lawyer. He’s now working as a mediator at a low rung service just to avoid having to do any actual courtroom work and face his stage-fright. Of course, that wouldn’t make a very good story if all we were reading about is his mediation of legal battles.
In our world that’s constantly moving more and more transactions, financial, social, and otherwise, into the online space, Reckless Disregard is a wonderful taste of what it looks like when an anonymous online persona takes the law into his own hands. When that action ends up with some legal trouble, Poinard enlists Stern as his defender. Stern is thrown into another dangerous battle, legal and otherwise, as he digs up the truth and attempts to defend his client.
Once again, Rotstein has written a gripping story full of suspense and mystery that is just dripping with legal realism. Any fan of legal thrillers would be remiss if they skipped reading Rotstein’s Parker Stern novels.