Retribution Out Now

Retribution holds a mirror to England’s legal system in the 1970s and 80s and asks whether it was fatally flawed by self-importance and the inability
to judge.



As those of you who read my last book The Coburg Conspiracy will know, I am a former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and retired lawyer – I was Senior Partner of a Hampshire firm of solicitors.

My passion is research; the detective element in writing a book fascinates me. In The Coburg Conspiracy, I unearthed unpublished letters from Prince Albert’s mother to shed light on his legitimacy. In my new book Retribution: a legal thriller I hold a mirror to England’s judiciary;  stipendiary and High Court judges.

Although Retribution is a novel, lawyers who practised in the 1970s and 1980s might recognise some of the characters.

I explore how ‘truth’ is very often the casualty of the adversarial system and ask whether what happened to my central character, Robert Abramsky, could happen today…You will have to read the book to find out!

I hope you enjoy Retribution – do email me to let me know what you think.


Richard Sotnick

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