The hill people and the Mexicans arrived on the same day. It was a Wednesday, early in September 1952. The Cardinals were five games behind the Dodgers with two weeks to go, and the season looked hopeless. The cotton, however, was waist high to my father, almost over my head, and he and my grandfather(…)
A Time to Kill
A black girl is raped by two drunken rednecks. The town reacts with horror until the girl’s father takes justice into his own hands. He kills the two whites on their way to jail. For days the nation sits spellbound as the defence lawyer struggles to save his client’s life and then his own.
“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(…)
Act of Revenge
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.
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,(…)
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(…)
High school all-American Neely Crenshaw was probably the best quarterback ever to play for the legendary Messina Spartans. Fifteen years have gone by since those glory days, and Neely has come home to Messina to bury Coach Eddie Rake, the man who molded the Spartans into an unbeatable football dynasty. Now, as Coach Rake’s “boys”(…)
Whatever happened to Calico Joe? It began quietly enough with a pulled hamstring. The first baseman for the Cubs AAA affiliate in Wichita went down as he rounded third and headed for home. The next day, Jim Hickman, the first baseman for the Cubs, injured his back. The team suddenly needed someone to play first,(…)
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.
Corruption of Blood
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.
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(…)
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.
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.
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(…)
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,(…)
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(…)
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(…)
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.
INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty’s wife.
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.
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.
Laws of our Fathers
A white woman is gunned down in a black ghetto, and her son sensationally charged with her murder. In the ensuing case, it emerges that the murder goes back to events that happened in the 1960s.
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 detecting duo of Butch Karp and his pregnant wife, Marlene Ciampi, go undercover to solve the murder of a professional basketball player.