Search Results: "Robert K. Tanenbaum"


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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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ECHOES OF MY SOUL by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Released: June 1, 2013

"An intriguing saga that should have been better presented."
A former New York prosecuting attorney and prolific novelist recounts miscarriages of justice on the way to solving a highly publicized 1963 double murder. 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 >

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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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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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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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HOAX by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"In vigorous and full-bodied prose, Tanenbaum gives dimension to a large cast of characters and holds your interest—even when some aspects of his plot veer into implausibility."
Long-running series hero Butch Karp prosecutes a young rapper for murder while wife Marlene seeks spiritual peace in New Mexico. Both get more than they bargained for. Read full book review >

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FATAL CONCEIT by Robert K. Tanenbaum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Patriotic liberals will gag at the tone of this novel, while their conservative counterparts will likely love it. Apolitical thriller junkies will probably enjoy it today and forget it tomorrow."
A political thriller that may try the patience of left-leaning readers. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE DENIED by Robert K. Tanenbaum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 1994

"A middling effort."
Although this sixth entry by Tanenbaum (Material Witness, 1993, etc.) featuring New York DA, Homicide Bureau chief, Butch Karp and his wife and co-worker, Marlene Ciampi, could have used some editing, it works as a routine legal thriller with unusually fleshed-out characters. 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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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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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 >