A parent’s worst
nightmare sets the stage for the exhilarating new thriller in Robert K.
Tanenbaum’s New York Times bestselling Butch Karp series.
New York District Attorney Butch Karp has no qualms about
putting David and Nonie Ellis on trial following the excruciating death of
their young son, Micah. To him, the case is cut-and-dried—reckless
manslaughter. Helpless ten-year-old Micah counted on his parents to protect him
from the effects of a rare but treatable cancer. Instead, the Ellis family
relied solely on prayer and the guidance of snake-oil salesman Reverend C. G.
Westlund, of the End of Days Reformation Church of Jesus Christ Resurrected, to
Westlund and his zealous followers set up camp outside
the DA’s office, angrily protesting the indictment of their “brother” and
“sister,” but the charismatic leader’s true objective is to create a diversion
from an alarming fraud. He coerced Nonie Ellis into signing an insurance policy
that listed himself and the church as beneficiaries in the event of Micah’s
death, but he needs the Ellises to be exonerated to get the payout. When David
Ellis discovers the deception, no amount of faith can save him from his
Amid the firestorm of controversy surrounding the case,
Karp’s wife, private investigator Marlene Ciampi, heads to Memphis to uncover
Westlund’s past. The evidence she finds is enough to blow the top off the con
man’s scheme—if she doesn’t get herself blown away in the process. Back in
Manhattan, meanwhile, Karp is confronted by a deadly nemesis from the past who
has explosive plans of her own. The edge-of-your-seat action comes to a head at
the annual Halloween parade when a merciless struggle between good and evil
metes out its own fatal form of justice.
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