Search Results: "Robert K. Tanenbaum"


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TRUE JUSTICE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Think of a '58 Chrysler, chunky with chrome and tailfins, but grounded finally by the kind of moral and spiritual reflection about the law most legal thrillers would get thrown out on a technicality."
A pair of Monster Moms take center stage in the latest legal whirlwind for New York Chief Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his fearless wife Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTE RAGE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"Otherwise: Butch and Marlene's 14th outing (Enemy Within, 2001, etc.) is among their most straightforward, with Lucy's budding romance with Dan Heeney practically the only trace of the family's normally teeming byways."
New York City may be a jungle for chief assistant DA Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi, retired from her private-security firm to train serious guard dogs, but they find the hills of West Virginia just as violent. Read full book review >

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FALSELY ACCUSED by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

Butch Karp has left the Manhattan D.A.'s office, but not the legal hot-seat, as this blistering novel of endless Big Apple corruption and coverups makes abundantly clear. Read full book review >

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CORRUPTION OF BLOOD by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Here and there we get glimpses of Tanenbaum's virtuosic ability to sort out and dramatize complicated material, but this novel is sunk in its own self-importance."
Manhattan ADA Butch Karp gets a crack at the crime of the century in this heavy-breathing addition to a popular series that includes such brainy thrillers as Depraved Indifference (1989) and Material Witness (1993). Read full book review >

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ENEMY WITHIN by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2001

Tanenbaum, who must sit up nights mining law-and-order headlines for ethical dilemmas, comes a cropper with this overstuffed 13th case for crusading New York A.D.A. Butch Karp and his wife, personal-security consultant Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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TRAP by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"But no matter. This is still an enjoyable tale of good vs. evil and the importance of knowing who you are."
A courtroom thriller that's a cut above the author's previous effort (Fatal Conceit, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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TRAGIC by Robert K. Tanenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"No action thriller this—it's all courtroom drama."
Tanenbaum (Bad Faith, 2012, etc.) goes on the waterfront in his latest in his crime series featuring Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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RESOLVED by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2003

"Not much mystery or real suspense, and the epilogue does drag on. But Tanenbaum skates over minor problems like these because his people and plots are more interesting than they have any right to be."
Tanenbaum, who clearly has faith in the ability of current headlines to keep fresh material coming, takes on Islamic terrorists in New York and tosses in a home-grown version of the Unabomber. Read full book review >

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FURY by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Tanenbaum writes such a mean page that the faithful will keep turning them anyway. The epilogue is guaranteed to keep fans hanging from a cliff till next year."
Butch Karp's 17th slate of cases runs the gamut from greedy criminals trying to railroad innocent citizens of the City of New York to terrorists plotting to blow the whole shooting match sky-high. Read full book review >

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CAPTURE  by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Domestic drama meets domestic terrorism. As one of the several criminal masterminds puts it, 'What is this, a comic book?'"
New York D.A. Butch Karp and his cast of regulars continue their inflationary spiral in a tale that combines a trial for murder with an attempt to thwart yet another terrorist plot. Read full book review >

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IRRESISTIBLE IMPULSE by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 3, 1997

"Fans hooked on Tanenbaum's mastery of detail and his gripping way with every single plotline won't care that this time his three-ring circus lacks a true headliner. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selections)"
A serial killer who preys on elderly black women is only the main course in this smorgasbord of homicides—some proposed, some already disposed —for Butch Karp and his wife Marlene Ciampi. Read full book review >

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BAD FAITH by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 5, 2012

"The book has its share of entertaining oddities, but they aren't enough to make it more than a run-of-the-mill thriller."
The latest installment in Tanenbaum's long-running Karp-Ciampi series (Escape, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >