Enemy Within (Butch Karp Series #13)

Enemy Within (Butch Karp Series #13)

by Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Enemy Within (Butch Karp Series #13) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Butch Karp and his wife Marlene are not the typical married couple and their children are anything but average. Butch is the chief assistant district for New York City while his wife is vice president for a mega-security company that is going public on the stock market. Their oldest daughter Lucy can speak any language after hearing it for three days and their twin sons are total opposites who communicate telepathically. Lucy is very involved in the homeless, going into their warrens and working in a shelter.

A serial killer is stalking the street people, but Lucy is heedless of the danger. Marlene thrives on being out in the field while Butch has two moral dilemmas to deal with in his professional life. The main one is a police officer who shot a man; the DA¿s office and the police department want to close the case because the cop is a hero. Butch thinks that the officer did something wrong and wants to investigate the case. He also has to deal with a boss, running for reelection, playing politics in a death penalty case. It is never a dull moment in the Karp family.

Robert K. Tanenbaum writes a fascinating legal thriller and police procedural that blends well together in ENEMY WITHIN. He not only deals with social issues such as the homeless, but also takes on the problem of the police blank wall of silence. He also shows the linear connection between the police department, the judicial system, and the political machine. Mr. Tanenbaum writes about unpleasant truths in a fictionalized setting but lightens the story line up by delving into the home life of his protagonists. This is another winner from the pen of Mr. Tanenbaum

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yeppers35 More than 1 year ago
This is number 13 in an endless series of novels about a tall guy with a bad knee, a handicapped wife, twin sons named Frick and Frack or Nick and Nack or Hick and Hack or some equally ridiculous names and a daughter with the unique ability to talk in languages that only a limited number of people in the universe can understand. The tall guy goes by the name of Butch (the same name as the class bully in my third grade class), has a high profile position in New York, a friend who swears constantly for no apparent reason, a diverse mob of employees who hold an increible number of meetings weekly, and in-laws who rank high in the criminal underworld. He and his family enjoy touring New York's sewers and consorting with genuinely odd people. The book has an ISBN number containing all the digit save 2 and 5. As is the case with many other books I have read in the past, the pages are arranged in numerical order and serve a dual purpose. They entertain the reader to a varying extent, depending on the interests and intellect of the reader, and also establish a distance of about an inch or so between the front and back ccovers of the book. When your television is out of order, you might take a shot at reading this story.