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Corruption of Blood

Corruption of Blood

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Book Six of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp becomes counsel to the Congressional investigation into the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy —and uncovers more than he bargained for 

After many years working on some of the toughest felony cases in New York, prosecutor Butch Karp takes on one of the most notorious

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Book Six of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp becomes counsel to the Congressional investigation into the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy —and uncovers more than he bargained for 

After many years working on some of the toughest felony cases in New York, prosecutor Butch Karp takes on one of the most notorious homicide cases in modern history: The U.S. Congress invites him to become legal counsel to the Congressional committee charged to reinvestigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Teaming up with his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, and two loyal assistants, Karp knows the only way to determine what occurred is to let the facts and the evidence lead inexorably to a just result. But when he begins to dig up long-buried secrets, he makes enemies who will threaten his case—and the lives of the people he loves most. Corruption of Blood is a gripping story that draws from author Robert K. Tanenbaum’s own experience as Deputy Chief Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tanenbaum's experience as chief counsel to the 1976 House Select Committee on the JFK assassination lends credibility to this involving new entry in his 1970s-set series featuring Manhattan A.D.A. Butch Karp (Material Witness). Like his creator, Karp is offered the position as the committee's chief investigator, taking along several series regulars to help him out. In D.C., Karp finds the reality of power politics nearly paralyzing, but he and his staff still manage to plough through the usual assassination suspects-the mob, Communists, anti-Castro Cubans, the CIA-rehashing the Zapruder film and other forensic evidence, making mincemeat of the Warren Commission report and connecting Oswald with more powerful forces leading to Capitol Hill. But try as they might, Karp's team can't keep up with the hit man who has been loosed to kill off key witnesses to the assassination. Meanwhile, Karp's wife and former colleague, Marlene, shattered by an attempted rape, broods at home until she hires on to research family archives for her husband's chief protector in the Senate. Marlene's digging winds up overlapping Karp's, even as the hit man sets sights on the unrelenting chief investigator and his family. In an author's note, Tanenbaum writes, ``what you are about to read is, merely and entirely, a work of fiction, based on a real event. Like the Warren Report....'' This isn't the first series novel to tackle the JFK killing. William Harrington's 1993 Columbo: The Grassy Knoll did the same; but, both convincing and exciting, Tanenbaum's is now the one to beat. (Nov.)
Mary Carroll
Another "Who killed JFK" book? Tanenbaum--former chief of the New York City District Attorney's Homicide Bureau and deputy chief counsel to the late-'70s House Select Committee on Assassinations--is more qualified to speculate, or fictionalize, than most. In this novel, it's Butch Karp who goes to work for the Select Committee, bringing along investigator Clay Fulton and attorney V. T. Newbury. Karp's wife, Marlene Ciampi, and toddler daughter, Lucy, stay in New York, but when the slimy district attorney throws a major pass, Marlene heads south. Oppressed by inactivity as a Washington "wife of," she volunteers to organize the evidence a Select Committee member has gathered to clear his late father of the spying allegations that forced him out of government after World War II. Inevitably, the two investigations intersect, and all the usual suspects--Mafia "capos" and soldiers, past and present CIA agents and assets, past and present Russian spies, and Lee Harvey Oswald--dance once more across the stage. Tanenbaum's edgy tone is a good fit for the unsettling questions the American people may never resolve about that sunny afternoon in Dallas. Expect requests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781453210185
Publisher:
Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
407
Sales rank:
45,977
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-six legal thrillers featuring Butch Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene Ciampi. Before publishing his first novel, Tanenbaum had an accomplished legal career. He served as bureau chief of the Criminal Courts, ran the Homicide Bureau in New York City, and was deputy chief counsel to the Congressional Committee Investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. He has also served two terms as the mayor of Beverly Hills.

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-six legal thrillers featuring Butch Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene Ciampi. Before publishing his first novel, Tanenbaum had an accomplished legal career. He served as bureau chief of the Criminal Courts, ran the Homicide Bureau in New York City, and was deputy chief counsel to the Congressional Committee Investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. He has also served two terms as the mayor of Beverly Hills.

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