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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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New York District Attorney Butch Karp, recovering from an assassination attempt that came within a few millimeters of killing him, takes on a shadowy cartel that uses terrorists to further its criminal empire while sliding the United States toward a fascist state that the cartel controls. As Karp struggles to uncover those responsible for planning the terrorist murders of six schoolchildren, he goes to the aid of the younger brother of his college roommate, who has been unfairly suspended from his position as baseball coach at a university in Idaho.

Meanwhile, Marlene Ciampi is in Idaho to help her husband with the investigation, and she befriends a Basque sheepherder who is demanding answers to the disappearance of his daughter - a pretty college coed he suspects is having an affair with the school's president - which may be related to Karp's case. And if that wasn't enough, the couple's daughter, Lucy, and her eclectic group of accomplices must uncover a traitor's plot and stop an assassination attempt surreptitiously planned to occur in the heart of Manhattan. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/12/2014

    " Not one of the best of the series. The plot was a little too convoluted and unreal. However I do love the characters of Butch, Marlene and Lucy so it still was an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 12/28/2013

    " Follows on from the previous books in the Kane sub series. It did not feel as connected as some of his previous books but still a really good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Howes | 11/2/2013

    " This book was mildly interesting but it is one in a series and it relies heavily on events that happened in previous books so I felt lost at times. Some of the characters are not really believable in my mind so I was constantly thinking "can this actually be true." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 9/22/2013

    " good writing always- and I love the characters- Butch Karp especially "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 9/21/2013

    " A good book with a very intricate story but hard to read because it is just so verbose!! Too much description! Clever story though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharron | 9/17/2013

    " dull, mediocre and very run of the mill, I won't be reading any more of his!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shay Williams | 9/3/2013

    " This is the first book that I have read/listened to by Mr. Tanebaum but it is far from the last. I was immediately drawn into the action and didn't feel any lack for starting in the middle of the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 8/24/2013

    " Another good Butch Karp (and extended family) story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Meyer | 6/4/2013

    " a most interesting tale of adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/15/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/26/2013

    " Finally get back on track to his earlier books about the Karp family. It verved off bad with the Andrew Kane shenigans but now it feels like the book has gotten its act together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Robinson | 11/9/2012

    " Appreciate the way his characters cross into other novels. Have grown up with his kids and the changes in the family "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathleen Bell | 9/28/2012

    " So bad I couldn't finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/21/2012

    " Great conspiracy ! I love Tanenbaum's novels. They have so many twists and turns and somehow he takes 4 or 5 stories and connects them all in the end. If you are a conspiracy nut - you'll like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnna | 6/17/2012

    " I started with his earliest books, and became totally attached to Karp and his family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 6/17/2012

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 4/16/2012

    " Not my favorite Tanenbaum book, with a rather dull side story (to start) about a college coach banned from coaching. But things got more exciting, and inextricably connected, and the ending was satisfying. Lucy Karp and her mysticism is always a treat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Evans | 1/29/2012

    " This book was okay. I probably would have liked it more if I had read the books that came before it in the series. It took a long long time for the plot to pick up speed, and then when I was finally into it, it ended. Pretty sure I'm going to read the next book in the series though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharron | 11/27/2011

    " I liked the earlier books in this series but over the years they have become absurdly improbable and violent in a particularly gruesome manner. This is the last one I will bother with. It's unfortunate because I used to look forward to another installment in the Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi saga. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Duane | 10/2/2011

    " The last few Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi were not as good as the first few. Too much nonsense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 7/3/2011

    " Not his best work, which was always in the courtroom and preparing to enter the courtroom. The author is falling into the Tom Clancy trap of having to come up with increasingly unlikely plot lines, which now regularly feature Mole People, the undead Vigilantes of the Sewers of New York. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 5/14/2011

    " This book was mildly interesting but it is one in a series and it relies heavily on events that happened in previous books so I felt lost at times. Some of the characters are not really believable in my mind so I was constantly thinking "can this actually be true." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2011

    " This book was okay. I probably would have liked it more if I had read the books that came before it in the series. It took a long long time for the plot to pick up speed, and then when I was finally into it, it ended. Pretty sure I'm going to read the next book in the series though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/8/2010

    " Murder mystery full of hate and bigotry with a little drug induced journey to experience the victims demise and help solve the mystery.

    Well written and the action moves along briskly to keep the reader involved. A Good Read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 8/16/2009

    " Another good Butch Karp (and extended family) story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 3/9/2009

    " good writing always- and I love the characters- Butch Karp especially "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathleen | 10/14/2008

    " So bad I couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnna | 9/12/2008

    " I started with his earliest books, and became totally attached to Karp and his family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 9/9/2008

    " Finally get back on track to his earlier books about the Karp family. It verved off bad with the Andrew Kane shenigans but now it feels like the book has gotten its act together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 6/17/2008

    " Not one of the best of the series. The plot was a little too convoluted and unreal. However I do love the characters of Butch, Marlene and Lucy so it still was an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 3/30/2008

    " Follows on from the previous books in the Kane sub series. It did not feel as connected as some of his previous books but still a really good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/19/2008

    " Great conspiracy ! I love Tanenbaum's novels. They have so many twists and turns and somehow he takes 4 or 5 stories and connects them all in the end. If you are a conspiracy nut - you'll like this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/9/2008

    " Appreciate the way his characters cross into other novels. Have grown up with his kids and the changes in the family "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 11/5/2007

    " Not his best work, which was always in the courtroom and preparing to enter the courtroom. The author is falling into the Tom Clancy trap of having to come up with increasingly unlikely plot lines, which now regularly feature Mole People, the undead Vigilantes of the Sewers of New York. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”