Corrupt Practices

corrupt practices_newFINAL A Los Angeles church, considered by some to be a powerful cult, charges Rich Baxter with embezzling millions. Rich reaches out to former colleague and star trial attorney Parker Stern to come to his defense. Parker despises the cult, but he hasn’t entered a courtroom since developing severe stage fright after his mentor, Harmon Cherry, committed suicide. Rich claims that Cherry did not kill himself—he was murdered by someone connected to the church. At first, Parker doesn’t believe it … until disturbing events force him to question what’s really happening.

As the case takes an unexpected turn, Parker surprises himself and agrees to take on the church. But to represent his client and uncover the truth he must overcome his own long-buried secrets.

Praise for Corrupt Practices

“This is a terrific book. Just terrific. Robert Rotstein has come up with a fresh take on the legal thriller and he does a first rate job. Parker Stern is a complex and well-developed protagonist and the story is beautifully structured for maximum intrigue and suspense.”
 – Sue Grafton
“Be prepared to put everything down and read through the night. Rotstein is a master of lightning-fast plot shifts and startling characterizations. Sexy, riveting and keenly crafted, Corrupt Practices is well worth the insomnia.”
 – Terri Cheney
“Corrupt Practices is a gritty law story…It’s a fast paced and smart legal thriller.”
 – Criminal Element “Fresh Meat”
“A steady stream of intriguing revelations delivered in a lively, precise style will keep readers turning the pages.”
 – Publisher’s Weekly
“A tautly constructed, fast-moving narrative with an appealing protagonist. . . . This promises to be a compelling series for legal-thriller fans. Get in at the start.”
 – Booklist
“A tangled web keeps you hanging on to the last page. Four stars: Compelling – Page-Turner.”
 – RT Book Reviews
“Compelling theater…witness the fracas with a cup of soda and a hot bag of popcorn.”
 – New York Journal of Books
“…The writing is vivid, intelligent, wry, and engaging. It is that rare sort of book–one that leaves you feeling entertained and a better person for having read.”
 – Les Standiford
“Robert Rotstein has created an unforgettable character in attorney Parker Stern. He’s unlike anyone I’ve read in literature. Corrupt Practices is an intelligent, fast paced, exciting thriller with an intricate plot that kept me on the edge of my seat…”
 – Robert Dugoni
“An intriguing, deftly-paced legal thriller. The scenes ring with authenticity and the story peels back layer after layer of surprises.”
 – Paul Goldstein
“Robert Rotstein’s Corrupt Practices gives you all the pleasures of a legal thriller—grisly murders, suspense, a tenacious truth-finding lawyer, brilliant courtroom scenes—but it is also just a beautiful novel. … Corrupt Practices is both a wild ride and a profoundly satisfying literary experience.”
 – Matthew Sharpe