Join us on February 27 for the launch of What We Buried with best-selling author, lawyer, and alumnus Robert Rotenberg (BA ’75 Innis).
A pre-reception with light refreshments will take place from 6–7pm in the college lobby to celebrate the launch of Robert’s new novel.
At 7pm, Canadian journalist and author Ellin Bessner will interview Robert in the Town Hall theatre. This will be followed by a silent auction (You could have your name as a character in Robert’s next book!) to raise funds for the Innis College Priority Fund.
Copies of What We Buried will be available for purchase on-site courtesy of Ben McNally Books.
Robert Rotenberg is the author of several bestselling novels, including Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, Stray Bullets, Stranglehold, Heart of the City, and Downfall. He is a criminal lawyer in Toronto with his firm Rotenberg Shidlowski Jesin. He is also a television screenwriter and a writing teacher. Visit him at RobertRotenberg.com or follow him on Facebook, Instagram @robertrotenberg, and X @RobertRotenberg.
It’s been years since Daniel Kennicott’s brother, Michael, was shot and killed the night before he was about to depart for Gubbio, Italy. The case, never solved, has haunted Daniel ever since. Long suspecting the killing was tied to Michael’s planned trip but overwhelmed with grief, Daniel has put off going there—until now, the tenth anniversary of the murder.
As he’s about to leave, Daniel learns that his two mentors, detectives Ari Greene and Nora Bering, have been more involved in the investigation of Michael’s murder than he ever knew. And they’re concerned about Daniel’s safety. But why? Is Daniel risking his life—and those of others—by trying to uncover the truth?
When Daniel arrives in the bucolic Italian hill town, he learns the past has not been put to rest. Residents are still haunted by the brutal Nazi occupation, the brave acts of the local freedom fighters, and the swift savagery of German retribution. And as Daniel delves into his family’s deadly connection to Gubbio, Ari Greene searches for a killer closer to home.