Book Five of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp goes undercover to take on mob ties to professional sportsWhen he goes undercover to bust mobsters who have infiltrated the sports world, Butch Karp glides effortlessly from the criminal courts he dominates as a prosecutor to the basketball court. Police have found the body of a pro basketball star in a car on the edge of the city, the glove compartment stuffed with cocaine. The investigation leads to a sophisticated ring of sports fixing and drug trafficking, and Karp’s own background as a college basketball standout helps him close in on the crooks. But while Karp obsesses over a case that fulfills his childhood dreams, his wife and crime-fighting partner, Marlene, and unborn child will fall into mortal danger. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
|Publisher:||Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller|
|Series:||Butch Karp Series , #5|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Robert K. Tanenbaum is the New York Times–bestselling author of twenty-six 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Former New York Assistant District Attorney Robert K. Tannenbaum's descriptions of the streets of New York are fantastic. He knows the hallowed or not so hallowed halls of justice, the subways, Manhattan, as well as the outer borough neighborhoods. Through main characters ADA Butch Karp and his lawyer wife, Marlene Campi, the author makes caustic observations about the New York judicial and the criminal justice systems. The author paints a unique married couple in Butch and Marlene. They take risks others would not; make choices that don't make a whole lot of sense to sensible people...and the reader is asked to accept that. After all, it's Butch and Marlene. That's who they are. Some of the things they do are hard to swallow. If you can accept that about Butch and Marlene, then you're in for a great fictional ride. A top MBA celebrity player is found murdered in his white Caddy with a glove compartment full of cocaine. Butch, who was a star basketball player in college (sidelined into law due to an injury) joins an MBA team undercover and goes after the killer. Meanwhile, back at their loft in lower Manhattan, a very pregnant Marlene is about to take incredible risks with the help of her washed up, drunken cop friend as she charges head long into the case. Working as a team (and sometimes fighting like cats and dogs) they discover a conspiracy with mobsters, political big wigs, and movers and shakers who have killed and are willing to kill again to maintain the status quo which amounts to a gravy train. Nike Chillemi (I'm having trouble with the Pen Name)