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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (313 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: August 2004 ISBN: 9780743539920
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New York District Attorney Butch Karp goes head-to-head with a crooked wannabe mayor, the rap underworld, and rogue churchmen in yet another pile-driving thriller in the New York Times bestselling series
When a rap impresario is gunned down in his limo in New York City, it appears that gang-related violence has reared its ugly head once again. But nothing's as it seems in this virtuoso thriller from Robert K. Tanenbaum.
For a start, there's Andrew Kane, a man with terrible secrets, who wants to be mayor and control the power elite like pawns. In edition, the Catholic Church is about to face some secrets of its own when Karp's wife, Marlene, rehabilitating at a Taos, New Mexico art colony, stumbles upon a sex abuse murder scandal brewing at a church retreat.
Back in New York evidence surfaces connecting Rogue Priests to murdered kids. Karp attempts to untangle a web of violence and corruption that threatens his career, and the lives of his family. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the most authentic voices in American crime fiction, Tanenbaum takes us on another turbocharged ride down mean streets, with characters we've come to love. Hoax is a brilliantly plotted thriller with enough twists and turns to live up to its name and enough heart-stopping action to keep you turning pages through the night.”

    Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Final Jeopardy

  • “So intimate a look into the heart of evil, Hoax seems more fact than fiction. Through a series of heinous murders, tawdry relationships, and internal corruptions, Tanenbaum delivers a devastatingly honest portrait of a legal system gone awry and the brave few who fight for justice.”

    Catherine Crier, bestselling author of The Case Against Lawyers

  • “Tanenbaum's best Butch Karp thriller yet—and that's no ‘hoax.’ His knowledge of the criminal justice system and forensic science is unequaled…brilliantly written.” 

    Dr. Michael M. Baden, forensic pathologist and former chief medical examiner for the City of New York

  • “Using his previous experience as the top homicide prosecutor in the Manhattan DA's office, Tanenbaum, a master of mystery fiction, brings us Hoax, a suspenseful, action-packed thriller.”

    Vincent Bugliosi Los Angeles district attorney and author of And the Sea Will Tell

  • “Relentlessly builds suspense…cleverly planned to the last detail.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 5/21/2013

    " The first Tanenbaum Book I truely enjoyed. This time he did not introduce so many characters you could not keep them straight. The plot was great and was well developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 1/29/2013

    " Not the best of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/27/2013

    " why do I keep reading this series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 9/19/2012

    " Robert Tanenbaum is an author that I discovered this summer. I love suspenseful mysteries with good courtroom scenes. He is also writes with a lot of intelligence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Papworth | 9/6/2012

    " No. 16 of Butch & Marlene "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tim | 8/20/2012

    " This novel is needlessly too long. It plods through to a relatively interesting conclusion, but takes much too long to get there. This is definitely not one of my favorite Tanenbaum stories and rates 4 of 10 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 12/12/2011

    " If I had read this and not listened to it, I would have found it tedious, but listening to it was fine. It's not great writing and the plot is a bit cliched, but I found the twin boys cute, and I liked the relationship between the mom and daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bnschmid | 7/29/2011

    " I read this book because I had nothing else to read,and bought it at a yardsale.However,it turned out to be a good read,and had alot of action,madness,and mayhem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Keller | 6/30/2011

    " Good read. A little far fetched, but a fun (light) read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 4/26/2011

    " Good read. A little far fetched, but a fun (light) read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 1/27/2010

    " why do I keep reading this series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 8/14/2009

    " Robert Tanenbaum is an author that I discovered this summer. I love suspenseful mysteries with good courtroom scenes. He is also writes with a lot of intelligence. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 5/28/2009

    " If I had read this and not listened to it, I would have found it tedious, but listening to it was fine. It's not great writing and the plot is a bit cliched, but I found the twin boys cute, and I liked the relationship between the mom and daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 3/18/2009

    " The first Tanenbaum Book I truely enjoyed. This time he did not introduce so many characters you could not keep them straight. The plot was great and was well developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bnschmid | 4/23/2008

    " I read this book because I had nothing else to read,and bought it at a yardsale.However,it turned out to be a good read,and had alot of action,madness,and mayhem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 7/10/2007

    " Not the best of the series. "

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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.