ROBERT ROTENBERG is the author of several bestselling novels, including Old City Hall, The Guilty Plea, Stray Bullets, Stranglehold, and Heart of the City. His latest book, Downfall, explores the growing homelessness crisis in our cities, and was an instant national bestseller. 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 Twitter @RobertRotenberg.