Betrayed (Butch Karp Series #22)by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Awaiting trial in the Tombs, Manhattan’s infamous criminal detention complex, is Sharif Jabbar, the demagogic founder of a Harlem mosque. Charges against his terrorist attack on the city were dismissed once, and now that the Islam convert is being held on new allegations, New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp is determined to bring him down.… See more details below
Awaiting trial in the Tombs, Manhattan’s infamous criminal detention complex, is Sharif Jabbar, the demagogic founder of a Harlem mosque. Charges against his terrorist attack on the city were dismissed once, and now that the Islam convert is being held on new allegations, New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp is determined to bring him down. He faces formidable competition. Attorney Megan O’Dowd, a radical activist enthralled with revolutionary rhetoric, is going to the mat with the uncompromising conviction that Jabbar is being railroaded by the NYPD.
Outside the criminal courts, Karp’s wife, Marlene Ciampi, is pursuing her own investigation. Allegations against indigent Manhattan street vendor Dirty Warren in the murder of society beauty Michelle Oakley don’t sit right with Marlene. Unfortunately her sole ally is religious vigilante David Grale, the charismatic but deranged leader of the Mole People. What Grale knows about city corruption snakes as far and wide as the dank honeycomb of the sewers and tunnels his destitute army calls home.
Then Marlene discovers an unexpected — and ugly — parallel between the Oakley murder and the disappearance of another debutante: a treacherous underworld of upscale call girls and the price paid for indulging the wealthiest of men. As she explores these sordid truths, Butch Karp navigates his own tortured waters. What he soon discovers is that everyone, from the conspiratorial Jabbar and O’Dowd to the city’s most powerful, unimpeachable players — has a secret that could either set them free or cost them more than they ever feared.
Mark Lane, New York Times #1 bestselling author
Meet the Author
Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country’s most successful trial lawyers - he has never lost a felony case. At the New York District Attorney’s office he served as bureau chief of the Criminal Courts, ran the Homicide bureau, and was in charge of training the legal staff. Thereafter, he was deputy chief counsel to the Congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For four years, he taught Advanced Criminal Procedure at his alma mater, the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. He has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania and is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels, including Counterplay, Fury, Hoax, Resolved, Absolute Rage, Enemy Within, True Justice, Act of Revenge, and Reckless Endangerment. He is also the author of the true-crime books Badge of the Assassin and The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer.
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