A Novel

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When a former Army veteran suddenly murders two people in New York City before giving himself up, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind-control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer with ties to the White House decides to defend the killer, claiming that his client suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his tours in Afghanistan, and it's his patriotic duty to assist him. New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, face long odds and imminent danger by not only seeking justice for a murdered FBI agent but also by exposing and preventing a monumental betrayal of our nation's security and integrity. Karp goes up against corruption so powerful that he, his family, and his friends are in danger if he prosecutes those responsible.
Publisher: New York :, Gallery Books,, 2016
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781476793191
Characteristics: xii, 352 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 28, 2017

Tanenbaum used to be one of my my favorite authors. I used to wait restlessly for the next book, and frequently reread an old one if it was taking too long to get my hands on the latest. Interesting characters, compelling plots and great writing kept me coming back for more. Unfortunately, I'm going to cross him off my list. He has been using terrorism as his plot focus, has stopped developing my old favorite characters (though they are mostly still there, only now overseas carrying out assassination assignments for the government) and has joined all the old burnt-out authors in giving us thin books with double-spaced lines and/or wide margins. Good-bye old friend. Thanks for the decades of great books. I'll miss you.

Nov 13, 2016

Tanenbaum returns to form with the latest Karp/Ciampi novel. Tighter and less rambling than previous outings, Infamy covers the usual territory of terrorist threats to New York
City. The old gang is here, doing their good works.


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Oct 08, 2016

What is the other expression, 'Pot calls the kettle black?'

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