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Stray Bullets: 03/16/20
Stray Bullets by Robert Rotenberg is the third Detective Greene mystery. A shooting at a Tim Horton's leaves a child dead. Greene and Kennicott are certain early in the investigation that the server who worked there knew the shooters but her story about who actually shot the boy doesn't add up. A missing employee is believed to be their eyewitness, if they can find him.
As with the previous two, this one is less a mystery and more a Law & Order: Toronto. The difference is that Rotenberg includes what the lawyers and the Crown prosecution are doing early one. There are also chapters from the POVs of the various witnesses and persons of interest.
I find the inclusion of the trial one detail (and three or more characters) too many. Since these scenes are always followed up by a chapter in conversation with either Greene or Kennicott, they serve mostly as filler.
One improvement in Stray Bullets over the previous two is that the person responsible isn't disabled. The disabled person as criminal or accidental killer was a disappointing solution to books one and two.
The fourth book is Stranglehold (2013).