Prosecuting a murder case, Roger Karp, an assistant D.A., is determined to insure that Mandeville Louis, the killer, does not escape justice.
Butch Karp & Marlene Ciampi
Roger “Butch” Karp, Criminal Courts Bureau chief, and Marlene Ciampi, assistant District Attorney starting in 1970s New York City.
Books from 1987-2003 ghostwritten by Michael Gruber.
We begin with Karp as a single man who meets a woman who is a spitfire and a hurricane. How could any man keep from falling in love with Marlene? Not Butch; they marry. Over the decades Butch and Marlene, both attorneys, work in the District Attorney’s office, Karp as head of the Homicide unit and Ciampi as head of the sex crime unit. Karp’s professional life keeps him rising through the justice system while Marlene decides she’s had it and starts her own private business, protecting threatened and abused women.
Karp investigates a terrorist hijacking that results in the death of a member of the NYPD bomb squad and learns of powerful groups protecting the terrorists–with ties to the Catholic church, the FBI, and Israeli Intelligence.
Investigating three seemingly unrelated murders in Manhattan, Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his colleague-girlfriend Marlene follow a trail of clues into an underworld of child-sex rings and cult killings.
The detecting duo of Butch Karp and his pregnant wife, Marlene Ciampi, go undercover to solve the murder of a professional basketball player.
A supercharged, exquisitely suspenseful novel about a vicious triple murder and the man condemned to die for it. Rommy “Squirrel” Gandloph is an inmate on death row for a 1991 triple murder. His slow progress toward execution is nearing completion when Arthur Raven, a corporate lawyer and Rommy’s reluctant representative, receives word of new evidence(…)
Homicide Bureau Chief Butch Karp and his dedicated A.D.A. wife, Marlene Ciampi have their hands full in a city of political terrorism, paid assassins, muggers, shysters, and a Mafia muscle man.
When Congress decides to reopen the investigation into the JFK assassination, Manhattan Assistant D.A. Butch Karp and his team uncover dramatic new evidence, that snares them in a web of conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of government.
Butch Karp is not working for the City of New York anymore. Instead he’s fighting City Hall. New York’s chief medical examiner, Murray Selig, has been summarily fired without due cause, and Butch Karp, now in private practice, is suing the city for all this case of administrative malfeasance is worth. His wife, Marlene Ciampi,(…)
Husband and wife Butch Carp and Marlene Ciampi face important turning points in their lives when Butch takes on his first case back at the D.A.’s office and Marlene finds herself at the center of a media frenzy over vigilante justice.
Resurrects Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi in a legal thriller in which the murder of an elderly Jewish couple may be connected to a sixteen-year-old Arab runaway who kills her pimp in self-defense.
Marlene Ciampi finds herself involved in an organized crime plot, while her husband, Butch Karp, supervises the investigation into a Mafia don’s murder and their daughter Lucy witnesses a murder.
For Butch Karp, chief assistant district attorney for New York County, the nightmare begins with the discovery of a newborn baby, apparently murdered, then casually discarded with the city’s refuse. Goaded by the media’s sensational publicity, the public is screaming for blood, and Karp’s boss, D.A. Jack Keegan, is listening. He has ordered the prosecution(…)
NYC chief assistant district attorney Butch Karp faces a difficult case when a serial killer begins stalking the homeless, a situation that is complicated when his daughter volunteers at the shelters where the murders are occurring.
“While New York City sizzles beneath a blanket of early summer humidity, the Karp family is happily taking refuge in their renovated farmhouse on Long Island’s north shore. Karp’s battles against the City’s corrupt politicans are never-ending. His wife, Marlene, is training guard dogs on their picturesque acreage; Lucy is enjoying her summer break from(…)
“A convicted killer named Felix Tighe has escaped from prison and has vowed to hunt down and execute the NYPD detectives who arrested him years ago. But there’s more – Tighe’s also planning a fight to the death with Chief Assistant District Attorney Butch Karp, the man who put him away.” Felix Tighe’s laser-focused, obsessive(…)
The vicious murder of a West Coast rapper sets things in motion, unleashing a white-hot cascade of events that expose violence, greed, and corruption not only at the NYPD and the DA’s office but also at the city’s Catholic archdiocese. Tanenbaum smoothly reprises events of the previous two books as he relentlessly builds suspense and(…)
In Brooklyn, a female jogger is brutally raped; the assailants are convicted and later exonerated by the Kings County DA. Now the guilty are filing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the city of New York, the police, and the two assistant DAs who tried the case. While the cops and the criminal justice system are under(…)
When betrayal results in the cold-blooded murder of a busload of schoolchildren to accomplish the escape from custody of vicious sociopath Andrew Kane, New York District Attorney Butch Karp finds himself embroiled in a raging quest for vengeance that could cost him, his family, and thousands of others their lives. With an intensive manhunt ongoing(…)
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(…)
In a riveting trial of garish courtroom confrontations, newly elected New York District Attorney Karp battles the “insanity of the insanity defense,” as he tries to make Jessica Campbell, a rabble-rousing political science professor at NYU, pay for the murder of her three children. While Campbell claims that God told her to “send her three(…)
When an actress dies in a famous Broadway producer’s apartment, it’s up to DA Butch Karp and crime fighting wife Marlene Ciampi to champion her cause.
District Attorney Butch Karp deep into a combustible courtroom game of politics, power, lies, and murder.Awaiting trial in the Tombs, Manhattan’s infamous criminal detention complex, is Sharif Jabbar, the demagogic founder of a Harlem mosque. Charges against his terrorist attack on the city were dismissed once, and now that the Islam convert is being held(…)
Months after a brutal double homicide in uptown Manhattan shocks the city, sensational newspaper headlines herald the arrest and indictment of Felix Acevedo, a shy Bronx teenager who confessed to the horrific crimes. But downtown, in the district attorney’s office, Butch Karp is seething. No sooner does he bask in the relief of successfully closing(…)
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,(…)