Reckless Endangerment

Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi

Book 10
Open Road Media
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In this legal thriller with “bedrock authenticity” by a New York Times–bestselling author, a Manhattan prosecutor risks his life to catch a serial killer (Kirkus Reviews).
 
A veteran assistant district attorney, Butch Karp knows that sometimes a prosecutor has to make a deal. The Manhattan courts are backed up worse than Midtown at rush hour, and that means plea bargains. Burglary gets knocked down to trespass, attempted homicide down to simple assault, but Karp has one ironclad rule: In his office, nobody gets away with murder. That rule is about to get put to the test.
 
All over Manhattan, the city’s drug kingpins are getting shot in the head and dumped in the streets. Is it a turf war, or has someone in the NYPD turned vigilante? When a cop asks Karp to help kill the investigation, Karp is forced to make an impossible choice between his principles and the city he loves.
 
Based on the personal experience of legendary prosecutor Robert K. Tanenbaum, Reversible Error takes readers on a tour of the grittiest corners of 1970’s New York. “You can smell the Big Apple starting to rot,” writes Kirkus Reviews “as Tanenbaum bores into its mealy core for another uncommonly intelligent legal/cop entertainment.”
 
Reversible Error is the 4th book in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
Reversible Error blends dirty politics, women’s rights, sadism, murder, and betrayal with skill and style.” —Orlando Sentinel
 
“Sizzles and explodes. . . . A gut-wrencher that takes Tanenbaum to the summit.” —Booklist
 
“Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi are the most interesting pair of characters in the suspense genre today.” —Chicago Tribune
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Open Road Media
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Dec 28, 2010
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438
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9781453210307
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English
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Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Legal
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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First in the New York Times–bestselling series: Two district attorneys go up against a brilliant killer in this “exceptionally good” legal thriller (Publishers Weekly).
 
The plan was simple: When the manager carries the bags of money out of the supermarket, Mandeville Louis will be waiting with a shotgun. He’ll kill the manager, kill the guard, and cruise away. But when Louis’s driver shows up late, he’s forced to improvise—and the result is a disaster. He storms a liquor store, killing two and leaving a trail the cops have no trouble following. But even behind bars, Mandeville Louis won’t go down without a fight.
 
An expert in legal procedure, Louis has never met a loophole too small to shimmy through. He’s going to bob and weave his way into a plea bargain and back onto the streets—unless Butch Karp can stop him. A firebrand assistant district attorney who’s just been assigned to Homicide, he wants to make an example of Louis. With the help of the brilliant Marlene Ciampi, Karp intends to break Mandeville Louis—and strike a blow for justice.
 
Written by a legendary prosecuting attorney, No Lesser Plea is a perfect introduction to this saga of life in gritty 1970s New York.
 
No Lesser Plea is the 1st book in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
“Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi are the most interesting pair of characters in the suspense genre today.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“An attorney himself, Tanenbaum has infused this book with a strong collection of characters, a raunchy energy that crackles in the out-of-office lawyer talk and a basic sense of outrage at a system that is failing miserably.” —Publishers Weekly
In this “wild, exhilarating ride” from the New York Times–bestselling author, a prosecutor goes undercover—on the court—after a basketball player’s murder (Chicago Tribune).
 
Marion Simmons is big. He’s tough. And he takes a long time to die. Simmons survives the long ride through Queens, clinging to life until the car stops in an abandoned lot, and a hit man puts two bullets in his head. When the police arrive, they recognize the dead man instantly. Simmons is the most famous basketball player in New York City, and his murder—along with the fortune of cocaine found in the car—will turn the sport upside down.
 
When he was in college, Butch Karp dreamed of playing professional basketball. Instead, he became the toughest prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office. To get to the truth of Simmons’ murder, Karp goes undercover as a player—putting his life on the line to cleanse the sport of drug dealing, point shaving, and murder for hire.
 
From the former Manhattan assistant DA and bestselling author of Justice Denied, Material Witness is a standout legal thriller in the long-running Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series.
 
Material Witness is the 5th book in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
“A winner . . . a master of the crime grime of Manhattan . . . for those who have stalked the criminal courts there’s tremendous authenticity.” —F. Lee Baily
 
“Extraordinary . . . sexy dialogue, rousing action, pungent observation on the New York criminal justice system.” —Chicago Tribune
First in the New York Times–bestselling series: Two district attorneys go up against a brilliant killer in this “exceptionally good” legal thriller (Publishers Weekly).
 
The plan was simple: When the manager carries the bags of money out of the supermarket, Mandeville Louis will be waiting with a shotgun. He’ll kill the manager, kill the guard, and cruise away. But when Louis’s driver shows up late, he’s forced to improvise—and the result is a disaster. He storms a liquor store, killing two and leaving a trail the cops have no trouble following. But even behind bars, Mandeville Louis won’t go down without a fight.
 
An expert in legal procedure, Louis has never met a loophole too small to shimmy through. He’s going to bob and weave his way into a plea bargain and back onto the streets—unless Butch Karp can stop him. A firebrand assistant district attorney who’s just been assigned to Homicide, he wants to make an example of Louis. With the help of the brilliant Marlene Ciampi, Karp intends to break Mandeville Louis—and strike a blow for justice.
 
Written by a legendary prosecuting attorney, No Lesser Plea is a perfect introduction to this saga of life in gritty 1970s New York.
 
No Lesser Plea is the 1st book in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
 
“Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi are the most interesting pair of characters in the suspense genre today.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“An attorney himself, Tanenbaum has infused this book with a strong collection of characters, a raunchy energy that crackles in the out-of-office lawyer talk and a basic sense of outrage at a system that is failing miserably.” —Publishers Weekly
New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum delivers his grittiest, most ethically challenging thriller yet, as New York chief assistant district attorney Butch Karp fights for his family in the wilds of West Virginia's coal mining country.
While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island's north shore. Karp's battles against the City's corrupt politicians are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs on their picturesque acreage; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from Boston College and playing the part of the dutiful daughter, assisting with the running of the business and tending to her rambunctious twin brothers.
The tide quickly changes, however, when Marlene befriends her beachside neighbor, Rose Wickham-Heeney, a northeastern aristocrat turned wife of West Virginia coal mine union leader Ralph ³Red² Heeney. Soon after the fun-filled weeks of family barbecues and lazy afternoons with the Heeneys, the Karps discover that Rose, Red, and their daughter, Lizzie, have been brutally murdered back home in McCullensburg. Irresistible force meets immovable object when the West Virginia governor appoints Karp as special prosecutor to bring justice to the corrupt town, its union chieftain, and his band of merry thugs. Marlene joins Karp as he searches for the killers and works to save his own family from an evil that runs as deep as the mines that fuel it.
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