Justice Denied (Butch Karp Series #6) [NOOK Book]


Book Seven of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: a diplomat’s murder reveals a world of genocide and retribution
A Turkish diplomat in New York City is gunned down in broad daylight, and all signs point to an ancient blood feud. The suspected gunman is Armenian. His alleged motive: to avenge the Turkish slaughter of Armenians generations before. But prosecutor Butch Karp has ...

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Justice Denied (Butch Karp Series #6)

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Book Seven of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: a diplomat’s murder reveals a world of genocide and retribution
A Turkish diplomat in New York City is gunned down in broad daylight, and all signs point to an ancient blood feud. The suspected gunman is Armenian. His alleged motive: to avenge the Turkish slaughter of Armenians generations before. But prosecutor Butch Karp has never accepted the easy answer, and he soon realizes the facts of this murder are more complicated than they seem. To close the case, Karp and his investigator wife, Marlene, must infiltrate a cross-section of New York society, while fending off crooks and madmen from every corner of the Big Apple and the world beyond.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

A diplomat is gunned down in midtown Manhattan. A girl is raped and thrown out a tenement window in Alphabet City. A mafia muscleman is running rings around the law. A beautiful Yuppie's career is cut short with a knife. Homicide Bureau Chief Butch Karp and his wife take on every dirty-dealing felon in the Big Apple. Part of the "Books That Take You Anywhere You Want To Go" Summer Reading Promotion.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Readers who think ``Maltese Falcon'' early on in Tanenbaum's latest thriller featuring 1970s Manhattan assistant DA Butch Karp (last seen in Material Witness ) won't be alone. As Karp and his fellow prosecutors work a rash of brutal crimes revolving around a fable jewel-encrusted icon, he and his ADA wife, Marlene Ciampi, acknowledge the parallels to Spade's case and even banter in Bogart/Lorre voices--a self-conscious moment that sounds the only false note in this otherwise seamlessly intricate novel. A hit on a Turkish diplomat launches the brisk plot, which soon finds Karp pitted against colleagues as he begins to doubt the guilt of the accused, an Armenian supposedly avenging Turkish atrocities of decades past. Playing hardball bureau politics, Karp, Ciampi and other series folk tie in parallel cases involving art fraud in high and mafia circles, and rape/homicide in a biker gang. The investigation offers bracing doses of Armenian lore and art-scam lowdown, as well as tough street action nicely balanced by smart courtroom drama in a subplot in which Karp tries an aging black mugger for murder. Though former Manhattan ADA Tanenbaum moved to Beverly Hills long ago, his New York is still as fresh as today's police blotter--and for any crime fan to miss it would constitute felonious neglect. (Sept.)
Library Journal
During World War I, 1.5 million Armenians were annihilated by the Turks. Turkey has never acknowledged this genocide, and history lightly dances around it. Herein lies the premise of Justice Denied. The tale begins with the assassination of a Turkish diplomat-apparently committed by Armenian terrorists-and the prompt arrest of a suspect. Enter Butch Karp, assistant district attorney and head of the homicide bureau. Karp and wife Marlene, also an assistant D.A., make a most dynamic duo. Among the individual threads: she goes to a reception and receives a lecture on art theft; he discovers a million dollars in a safe deposit box; he gets a lesson on Eastern European history and the buying and selling of national treasures. These threads are tightly woven together into a highly satisfying tale ultimately related to the novel's opening events. Larger public libraries may want more than one copy. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/94.]-Dawn L. Anderson, North Richland Hills P.L., Tex.
Mary Carroll
In "Material Witness" , Butch Karp, chief of the New York District Attorney's Homicide Bureau, went undercover on a pro basketball team while pregnant wife Marlene Ciampi, head of the D.A.'s sex-crimes unit, rehabilitated burnt-out cop Harry Bello, bearded drug lords in their dens, and gave birth to daughter Lucy. In this sixth entry in the series, Karp pays for his glory days when a knee operation forces him to sack out alone at the office for weeks (he can't climb the stairs at the couple's SoHo loft). Karp locks horns with friendly rival Roland Hrcany over the apparent assassination of a Turkish UN diplomat by two Armenian terrorists, and prosecutes a down-on-his-luck purse snatcher for killing the yuppie princess through whom Marlene located good child care. Meanwhile, Marlene and Harry pursue the brutal murder of a Jane Doe in the East Village while chasing down leads the police and Hrcany have ignored in the Turkish diplomat case. Tension between Karp's steady, by-the-books rectitude and Ciampi's edgy, whatever-it-takes intensity is central to the appeal of this series, but Tanenbaum also creates a gallery of lively portraits of cops and crooks, prosecutors and public defenders, victims and survivors of crime. "Justice Denied" will delight Tanenbaum fans.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453210130
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Butch Karp Series , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: B&N epub
  • Pages: 423
  • Sales rank: 37,405
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-three 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2006

    sometimes the legal system works

    JUSTICE DENIED is about the crime-fighting family of Butch Karp and wife Marlene Ciampi. In more than a dozen tales, they make up the core. As time passes, a daugher is born then two twin sons. Old friends take on new roles. New friends are made and fit into the wobbly orbits of the couple. *** These are didactic novels as well, not as teachy/preachy as Herman Wouk's epics, but informative in an age that inclines to believe with Henry Ford that 'history is bunk.' The history of JUSTICE DENIED is Armenian, from well before Armenia became the first nation to convert en masse to Christianity. *** Secondary information is about the world of trading in artefacts real and forged and the motives that trading can provide for mayhem. *** The thrust of the series is summed up in Chapter 18,410 f.Butch wonders aloud why he feels bad at the end of a case in the which 'The bad guys are punished, the good guy is out (of jail).' Marlene replies, 'Because you're basically honest, and you believe in the system, and I'm basically a crook, and I only believe in the system when it comes out the way I want.' -OOO-

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