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Bad Faith (Butch Karp Series #24)
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Bad Faith (Butch Karp Series #24)

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by Robert K. Tanenbaum
 

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A parent’s worst nightmare sets the stage for this exhilarating thriller from Robert K. Tanenbaum’s New York Times bestselling Butch Karp series.

A legal battle between religious freedom and medical ethics ignites a firestorm of protests outside New York District Attorney Butch Karp’s office when he indicts the parents of young Micah Ellis for

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A parent’s worst nightmare sets the stage for this exhilarating thriller from Robert K. Tanenbaum’s New York Times bestselling Butch Karp series.

A legal battle between religious freedom and medical ethics ignites a firestorm of protests outside New York District Attorney Butch Karp’s office when he indicts the parents of young Micah Ellis for reckless homicide in the boy’s cancer death. Leading the movement is Reverend C. G. Westlund, a fundamentalist preacher who soon comes under fire himself for insurance fraud. As Karp’s wife attempts to blow the lid off the con man’s heartless scheme, their daughter is back in New York on an antiterrorism mission that finds Karp locked in a confrontation with a deadly enemy from his past. Good and evil fight to come out on top in this explosive legal adventure—until fate metes out its own ruthless form of justice.

Editorial Reviews

Mark Lane
“Butch Karp is the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature. . . . Tanenbaum is a phenomenal attorney and a remarkable storyteller: It is almost unfair to the rest of us. . . . Outrage grabs you at the outset and astonishes at each page . . . Riveting.”
From the Publisher
“ONE HELL OF A WRITER.” —New York Post
#1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Lane
“Butch Karp is the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature. . . . Tanenbaum is a phenomenal attorney and a remarkable storyteller: It is almost unfair to the rest of us. . . . Outrage grabs you at the outset and astonishes at each page . . . Riveting.”
Publishers Weekly
Those who prefer subtlety should avoid bestseller Tanenbaum’s 24th thriller featuring New York County DA Roger “Butch” Karp (after 2011’s Outrage). When Karp decides to prosecute Nonie and David Ellis for reckless manslaughter because they denied their 10-year-old son appropriate medical care on religious grounds, he incites the wrath of the Rev. C.G. Westlund, “God’s emissary at the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ.” Meanwhile, evil Nadya Malovo (aka Ajmaani), who’s in custody, is providing federal officials with inside information about a series of planned terror attacks at the same time she’s plotting an attack to seek revenge on Karp and escape her captors. Karp displays his ingenuity in and out of the courtroom, while his attorney wife, Marlene Ciampi, shows her grit digging into Westlund’s sordid background. Daughter Lucy’s linguistic skills and intelligence provide a key break in this relatively lackluster installment. Agent: Mike Hamilburg, Mike Hamilburg Agency. (June)
Kirkus Reviews
The latest installment in Tanenbaum's long-running Karp-Ciampi series (Escape, 2008, etc.). An ailing young boy dies after a con man talks the 10-year-old's parents into turning to faith instead of medicine. A female Russian assassin who infiltrated Islamic terrorist groups for the government has her own deadly agenda. So does Grale, king of the Mole People, an underground army of homeless people. It's all in a day's work for Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, star husband-wife duo of the New York District Attorney's Office. This installment is centered on Karp's negligence case against David and Nonie Ellis, who put their faith in the slick Rev. C.G. Westlund to save their suffering son Micah from a rare cancer. The preacher, who recently escaped trouble in Memphis, pressured Nonie into putting him and his "church" down as insurance beneficiaries, but if Karp gets the parents convicted, there will be no payoff. Meanwhile, the Russian, Nadya Malovo, who is supposedly working for Karp, is plotting to kill him and his family, holding a grudge from incidents in previous books involving his nemesis, Andrew Kane. Nadya and Grale have a history as well. A book is in trouble from the start when its terrorism plot is second or third in importance. As celebrated as Tanenbaum is as a trial lawyer, he is unable to make the legal case at the heart of this story--or any of the narrative odds and ends surrounding it--fresh or suspenseful. The dialogue is stiff, the dramatic scenes unintentionally cartoonish. The book has its share of entertaining oddities, but they aren't enough to make it more than a run-of-the-mill thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451635539
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
Butch Karp Series , #24
Pages:
453
Product dimensions:
4.32(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are Saying About This

Mark Lane
“Butch Karp is the best fictional prosecuting attorney in literature. . . . Tanenbaum is a phenomenal attorney and a remarkable storyteller: It is almost unfair to the rest of us. . . . Outrage grabs you at the outset and astonishes at each page . . . Riveting.”
From the Publisher
“ONE HELL OF A WRITER.” —New York Post

Meet the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum has been bureau chief of the New York Criminal Courts where 250 new cases arrive daily, and he ran the homicide bureau for the New York District Attorney’s office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Most recently, he has taught Advanced Criminal Procedure at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His previous works include the novels Outrage, Betrayed, Captive, Escape, Malice, Fury, and Hoax and true-crime books The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer and Badge of the Assassin.

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Bad Faith 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
ReaderCT More than 1 year ago
The whole crowd is back in this book, including a major presence of the underground world. The story moved right along, and it was highly visual. I could see a great, of somewhat disturbing, movie in this book. A winner for fans of the extended Karp family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had a twist on medical fraud that I didn't expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outrageous plotting and far-fetched villains
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Sabrina17RB More than 1 year ago
This story is typical Tanenbaum, full of colorful people. It kept my interest. But, as much as I love Butch Karp, I would have liked more of the family in it. I like the books that feature more of the twins and Lucy and Marlene.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all Robert K. Tanenbaum's books and they just get better all the time. His stories are so up to date and believable.
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Truly enjoyable. Have been a fan since book one. Was so curious as to how the Nadya Malovo story line would conclude and as expected, Mr.Tanenbaum does not disappoint.
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