Capture (Butch Karp Series #21)

Capture (Butch Karp Series #21)

by Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Capture (Butch Karp Series #21) by Robert K. Tanenbaum

When a rising starlet dies from a gunshot wound in the fashionable downtown penthouse of an eccentric Broadway producer, New York District Attorney Roger “Butch” Karp and his hard-charging wife, Marlene Ciampi, smell drama. With the help of a fearful witness, Karp wages a relentless battle for justice against a notorious defendant, a legion of experts, and a barrage of hostile threats. Meanwhile, a shadowy international power group kidnaps Karp’s daughter, Lucy. As Karp races to decode a baffling series of riddles, a beautiful but deadly Russian assassin hunts him. He must infiltrate the kidnappers before their scheme for world dominion succeeds. Little does he know, the clock is ticking down on New York City as an invisible force prepares to unleash Armageddon.

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ISBN-13: 9781439148600
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Butch Karp Series , #21
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Robert K. Tanenbaum is the author of thirty-two books—twenty-nine novels and three nonfiction books: Badge of the Assassin, the true account of his investigation and trials of self-proclaimed members of the Black Liberation Army who assassinated two NYPD police officers; The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer; and Echoes of My Soul, the true story of a shocking double murder that resulted in the DA exonerating an innocent man while searching for the real killer. The case was cited by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in the famous Miranda decision. He is one of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, having never lost a felony trial and convicting hundreds of violent criminals. He was a special prosecution consultant on the Hillside strangler case in Los Angeles and defended Amy Grossberg in her sensationalized baby death case. He was Assistant District Attorney in New York County in the office of legendary District Attorney Frank Hogan, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the DA’s legal staff training program. He served as Deputy Chief counsel for the Congressional Committee investigation into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served two terms as mayor of Beverly Hills and taught Advanced Criminal Procedure for four years at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, and has conducted continuing legal education (CLE) seminars for practicing lawyers in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tanenbaum attended the University of California at Berkeley on a basketball scholarship, where he earned a B.A. He received his law degree (J.D.) from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Visit RobertKTanenbaumBooks.com.

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Capture (Butch Karp Series #21) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
cewilch More than 1 year ago
I love the Karp/Ciampi clan stories and of the numerous "hangers-on" that seem to surround them, Dirty Warren is my favorite . . . in this area, in this book, the author did not disappoint. I was never so happy to see the ending and the apparent dissolvement of the Sons of Man. The only thing that would've made me happier would be to see the end of David Grale and the Mole people. I would like ask Mr. Tanenbaum when he is going to continue the story he alluded to in a much earlier book, regarding Trahn and his connection to the death in Vietnam of Jojola's brother? I would like to see the "edge of your seat" courtroom thriller that I know this author is capable of, not the flimsy doomsday scenario with cartoonish side characters which does not interest me.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Broadway musical producer F. Lloyd Maplethorpe is counting on his reputation to keep him going as his last few shows have been flops. He hopes his latest venture will prove successful as he is arranging Putin: the Musical for the live theatre. One night he calls the concierge to come up to his apartment; Harry arrives only to see the body of a dead woman who had a part in the show. Lloyd tells Harry "I think I killed her". At his trial, Maplethorpe changes his tune stating she committed suicide; as happens frequently at celebrity trials, the jury is split. New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp intends to prosecute the retrial. His private security specialist wife, Marlene Ciampi finds a frightened witness who she protects.-------------- Meanwhile the Sons of Man, a group with members in all levels of authority, are using the Muslims to create an incident that will surpass 9/11 in horror and death. They plan to make it seem Iran did the dastardly deed so that they can seize total power in a coup. The daughter of Ciampi and Karp, an agent for a top secret government group, Lucy is captured by the group's leader as she had begun to get to close to uncovering their devious scheme. Karp and Ciampi have to change direction as New York City is under internal Armageddon. ----------- Part legal thriller and part ant-terrorist conspiracy thriller, CAPTIVE is an exhilarating fast-paced, but over the top of the Empire State Building tale. Both subplots are fully developed so fans of the series will find each fun to follow. Butch is his usual confident self as he seeks justice in a courtroom while Maplethorpe lines up some powerful defenders. He is also a worried father as his daughter is snatched by his enemy and his wife in support roles has begun to help uncover a conspiracy that if achieved would sink the boroughs under the sea along with the government. Though way out and wild, fans will relish the latest Robert K. Tanenbaum's tense thriller.---------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Butch Karp novels and have greatly enjoyed the series. I only have one problem with these books. In every book the author spends the first 100 or so pages introducing all the characters. This is very annoying and boring. This is the 20th book in the series. No one starts a series of books on the 20th book. Either you are a fan of the series and have read all of them or you start with the first book. With that complaint out the way I can say that this book does a really good job of moving the saga if this unique family along. I just wish that Tanenbaum could manage to publish more than one book a year.
pabenham More than 1 year ago
Much like another of his books, but still entertaining.
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Amazing work!
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I can't stop laughing when I think about Heather in this scene. You're hilarious! ((And that's kinda scawy. :D))
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lcswJW More than 1 year ago
This is a nice continuation of the case of characters. The plot was OK but it was a bit of a slower read than previous books.
EvangelineAF More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy this series. The continuity is superb, but the adventures and twists keep the material fresh and exciting. I highly recommend the entire series. But this and all Tannenbaum's Butch Karp books can stand alone as a great read. The only down side? I would love to see Marlene kick some more a*@ !