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The Resource Outrage, Robert K. Tanenbaum

Outrage, Robert K. Tanenbaum

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Outrage
Title
Outrage
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Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Language
eng
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Review
  • Readers ready to give up on Butch Karp will be pleasantly surprised by this book, leaner and better plotted than the last several Karp mysteries, in which, fortunately, Tanenbaum lets Karp be a district attorney again, abandoning most of the antiterrorist-crusader nonsense that has cluttered previous books. Butch’s office is about to put a man on trial for murder, but Butch’s wife, Marlene Ciampi, has serious doubts about the veracity of the man’s confession. Butch and Marlene determine to find the real culprit, but no one, including the NYPD, is inclined to help. The novel still has problems, most notably Tanenbaum’s decision to weaken the suspense by revealing very early on the fact that the confession is untrue and also the identity of the real killer. On the other hand, it’s a step—several steps, actually—in the right direction. For the first time in quite a while, Tanenbaum captures some of the spark that once made this series so enjoyable. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 05-01-2011) (Booklist, vol 107, number 17, p35)
  • Tanenbaum wisely dials back the terrorism themes and wild excesses that have plagued recent entries in this long-running series (Betrayed, etc.) with this straightforward legal thriller. Mild-mannered, mentally challenged Felix Acevedo, who came to New York City from Puerto Rico with his parents as a boy, has been arrested for a double homicide—of a professor's wife and her mother—in the Columbia University Slasher case. Physical evidence points to Felix's involvement, and far worse, he has confessed to the horrific murders. The crimes were in fact committed by a Chechen immigrant who looks Hispanic, methamphetamine junkie Ahmed Kadyrov, but New York City D.A. Roger "Butch" Karp and his department don't know that and are set to prosecute Felix. When Felix's mother persuades Karp's attorney wife, Marlene Ciampi, her son is innocent, Marlene decides to investigate. The final pages of the trial reveal a clever trick that Tanenbaum has neatly played on the reader. (June) --Staff (Reviewed April 25, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 17, p)
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Tanenbaum, Robert
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi thrillers
Series volume
0023
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  • Murderers
  • Public prosecutors
  • Ciampi, Marlene (Fictitious character)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Outrage, Robert K. Tanenbaum
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Publication
Control code
000046397980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 322 p.
Isbn
9781439149256
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Label
Outrage, Robert K. Tanenbaum
Publication
Control code
000046397980
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 322 p.
Isbn
9781439149256
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)

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