No Lesser Plea (Butch Karp Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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In Book One of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp must stop a murderer who is manipulating the law to escape punishment 


Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with ...

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No Lesser Plea (Butch Karp Series #1)

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Overview


In Book One of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series, Karp must stop a murderer who is manipulating the law to escape punishment 


Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp has been around New York long enough to realize that the judicial system can be dirty and cynical. But he still believes in justice. So when a vicious sociopath tries to dodge a brutal murder charge by convincing the court he is incompetent to stand trial, Karp teams up with firecracker Assistant DA Marlene Ciampi to unleash the full force of their relentless energy, hardboiled wit, and passion for the truth to put the killer away for good. They will accept no lesser plea.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tanenbaum has written an exceptionally good contemporary novel about the criminal justice system. Set in New York during the early '70s, the book focuses on young, idealistic assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his conflicts with both a single criminal and the politicized bureaucracy that seemingly makes a travesty of justice. In his first murder case, Karp is prosecuting Mandeville Louis, a brilliant killer who has feigned insanity, hoping to protect himself from trial until the court system eventually forgets about him. But the determined Karp refuses to let Louis's ruse succeed. While Karp is trying to put Louis behind bars, he is also caught up in the politics of the D.A.'s office as petty bureaucrats struggle for control of their turf and power. An attorney himself, Tanenbaum has infused this book with a strong collection of characters, a raunchy energy that crackles in the out-of-office lawyer talk and a basic sense of outrage at a system that is failing miserably. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo. (May 27)
Library Journal
Mandeville Louis is the self-proclaimed most successful armed robber in New York City, as well as a vicious killer. Roger Karp is a dedicated assistant district attorney. Louis, arrested for a dual murder, tries to avoid prosecution by feigning insanity. Karp does his best to block this abuse of the criminal justice system. As it explores Karp's private life and colorful co-workers, this fascinating, realistic novel addresses several current legal issues: plea bargaining, overcrowded dockets, and the insanity defense. Tanenbaum, co-author of Badge of the Assassin, has worked in the New York County District Attorney's Office. Recommended for large fiction collections. A. J. Wright, Anesthesiology Dept., Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453209943
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Butch Karp Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: B&N epub
  • Pages: 316
  • Sales rank: 7,716
  • 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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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Enjoyable fast paced read

    I read this at the suggestion of a friend who had read the entire Butch Karp series. As recommended, I started with this book, the first in the series, so I could 'meet' the characters and grow along with them. It reminds me of how different things were in the 70's. I've read three of the series and will continue to fit in more along with other favorites.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Great read!

    Very well written. Characters and story pull you quickly in. Can't wait to read the next in this series.

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    Why is it nook that after a confirmed purchase i have to read another book before i am able to read purchased book ?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Boring

    The book started out good, the it go off track and i had to skip over 100 pages.

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