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Absolute Rage Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum Narrator: Lee Sellars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi Series Release Date:
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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 brake from Boston College and playing the part of the dutiful daughter, assisting with the running of the business and tending to her two rambunctious twin brothers.

The tide quickly changes when Marlene befriends her beachside neighbor, Rose Wickham-Heeney, a northeastern aristocrat turned wife of West Virginia coal mine union leader Ralph "Red" 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 tugs. 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gripping...richly told.”

    Washington Post

  • Absolute Rage [is] a champion.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “The novel displays Tanenbaum’s trademark humor and adept plotting...The author has pulled off a coup: fans of the series will breathlessly await his next book.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The solid characters and taut plotting that have put previous Butch Karp-Marlene Ciampi books at the top of bestseller lists are evident again in Tanenbaum’s latest legal thriller...Fans won’t be disappointed.”


Listener Reviews

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Polly | 7/28/2010

    " Good book. Was a little slow getting started but picked up speed in the middle and had a godd ending. Nice, no thought but enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jesse | 1/21/2010

    " Loved it - very fun book, great characters and animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Dennis | 3/12/2009

    " Several really slow spots but then again several several highs. Good ending with a couple of minor points up in the air.

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Mic | 1/5/2009

    " Excellent book - great pacing, terrific character development, excellent plot, really good writing. "

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About the Author
Author Robert K. Tanenbaum

Robert K. Tanenbaum is one of the country’s most respected and successful trial lawyers. Previously, he was the homicide bureau chief for the New York District Attorney’s Office and deputy chief counsel to the congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has taught advanced criminal procedure at the University of California, Berkeley, and conducts continuing legal education seminars in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. He is a New York Times bestselling author. Some of his works include Outrage, Betrayed, Counterplay, Fury, Hoax, and two true-crime books, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer and Badge of the Assassin.