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Enemy within

by Tanenbaum, Robert.

Format: Large Print 2001
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Large Print LP TANENBAUM Robert
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP TANENBAUM Robert
Penn Hills Library Large Print LP TAN
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP TAN
Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi, the most interesting pair of characters in the suspense genre (Chicago Tribune), take on a trio of deadly and politically dicey cases in a new page-turner from top critics' favorite and New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Tanenbaum's new Butch Karp/Marlene Ciampi novel opens with a bang. Two NYPD cops on a stakeout spot a snitch at the wheel of a stolen SUV. After a high-speed chase with bullets flying, the snitch is dead, and the hero cop who did the shooting insists it was self-defense: the snitch tried to ram the police car. It's an election year, so everyone but Karp is inclined to accept that explanation. Politics colors other cases too: the trial of a young black street hustler for the murder of a Jewish diamond merchant, and the search for a murderer who's stalking homeless people. Karp and Ciampi's daughter, Lucy, is doing volunteer work with "the unhoused," and Karp is afraid she'll be caught at the wrong place at the wrong time. Meanwhile, Marlene is celebrating the money she's made on technology stocks. She's officially out of the security business until a plea for help from a female rock star drags her back. Vintage Tanenbaum, sure to appeal to fans and likely to increase their numbers. --Mary Carroll"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lawyer and law professor Tanenbaum (Reckless Endangerment) brings back his husband-and-wife team of chief ADA Butch Karp and former gunslinger Marlene Ciampi to fight corruption while bringing up their "mutant offspring" in the whirlwind of IPO-era New York City. Opening with two shooting cases Karp suspects are being rammed through "the system" for purposes of political expediency (it being an election year for the DA), the bedraggled-but-upstanding Karp finds himself in a dire situation involving allegations of racism, police conspiracy and potentially misguided use of the newly reinstated death penalty. His spitfire Italian wife, Marlene from Queens, having hung up her guns for a quiet job with a corporate security firm, is swept away on a tide of newfound paper wealth when her company issues a sky-high IPO following a suspiciously well-timed VIP rescue in Kosovo. Meanwhile, their eldest, wayward genius Lucy (who can absorb languages like a sponge), has gotten herself involved in a dicey situation through her charitable work with the homeless when a serial killer begins targeting her charges. Tanenbaum weaves these three main plots (with several subplots attached to each) in a somewhat bewildering pattern of grotesque social inequalities and dirty city politics; while the problems of Karp and his daughter are clearly on a collision course, Marlene provides a form of comic relief via her demented trajectory of reckless spending and alcoholism. The overall story line is more than a bit far-fetched, but fans of Tanenbaum's characters, sharp dialogue and grasp of the intricacies of New York's legal system will not be disappointed. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi series
#1 - No lesser plea
#2 - Depraved indifference
#3 - Immoral certainty
#4 - Reversible error
#5 - Material witness
#6 - Justice denied
#7 - Corruption of blood
#8 - Falsely accused
#9 - Irresistible impulse
#10 - Reckless endangerment
#11 - Act of revenge
#12 - True justice
#13 - Enemy within
#14 - Absolute rage
#15 - Resolved
#16 - Hoax
#17 - Fury
#18 - Counterplay
#19 - Malice
#20 - Escape
#21 - Capture
#22 - Betrayed
#23 - Outrage
#24 - Bad faith
#25 - Tragic
#26 - Fatal conceit
#27 - Trap
#28 - Infamy
#29 - Without fear or favor
Subjects Karp, Butch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Public prosecutors -- Fiction.
Police corruption -- Fiction.
Police shootings -- Fiction.
Large type books.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Legal stories.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,2001
Edition 1st Pocket Books large-print hardcover ed.
Language English
Description 583 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
ISBN 0743423100
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