Infamy

Infamy

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The "rock-solid" ( Kirkus Reviews ) prosecutor Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene Ciampi, return to solve the suspicious murder of a US Army colonel and battle corruption at the highest levels of the United States government in this novel by New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum.

Intrigue, murder, corruption, and dramatic courtroom battles combine to make Infamy another must-read in Robert K. Tanenbaum's "tightly-written" ( Booklist ) legal thrillers. When a former Army veteran suddenly murders a colonel in New York, he claims that he had to do it because he was being used in mind control experiments. Surprisingly, a top Wall Street criminal defense lawyer, one with ties to the White House, decides to defend the killer, arguing that his client suffered from post-traumatic stress from his tours in Afghanistan and that it's his patriotic duty to assist him.

As New York District Attorney Roger "Butch" Karp prepares a murder case against the veteran, he meets with investigative reporter Ariadne Stupenagel, who suspects that one of her sources for a story on high-level government corruption was a victim in the shooting. This points not to a random act of violence, but a hired killing that goes to the top levels of our nation.

In this fast-paced thriller, Karp goes up against corruption so powerful that he, his family, and his friends are in danger if he intends to prosecute those responsible for the murder of an FBI whistle-blower. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action, stunning plot twists, and, "solid courtroom scenes" ( Kirkus Reviews ), Infamy will keep you guessing until the very end.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9781476793191
9781476793214
Branch Call Number: PB Tanen
Characteristics: xii, 352 pages ; 18 cm

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jenniferrabbit
Jan 28, 2017

Tanenbaum used to be one of my my favorite authors. I used to wait restlessly for the next book, and frequently reread an old one if it was taking too long to get my hands on the latest. Interesting characters, compelling plots and great writing kept me coming back for more. Unfortunately, I'm going to cross him off my list. He has been using terrorism as his plot focus, has stopped developing my old favorite characters (though they are mostly still there, only now overseas carrying out assassination assignments for the government) and has joined all the old burnt-out authors in giving us thin books with double-spaced lines and/or wide margins. Good-bye old friend. Thanks for the decades of great books. I'll miss you.

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snake911
Nov 13, 2016

Tanenbaum returns to form with the latest Karp/Ciampi novel. Tighter and less rambling than previous outings, Infamy covers the usual territory of terrorist threats to New York
City. The old gang is here, doing their good works.

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kaijene
Oct 08, 2016

What is the other expression, 'Pot calls the kettle black?'

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