Once again, we check out an instalment in the lives of Butch Karp, Chief Assistant District Attorney and his wife, Marlene Ciampi, a director of an international security agency. Butch finds himself faced with challenge after challenge, both professional and personal. "Enemy Within" is an entertaining and engrossing legal thriller that will undoubtedly please the many fans of this long-running and successful series.
keeps you on the edge of your chair
NYPD police action....a true thriller..fast paced..i was up late to finish this story....Tanenbaum has over 12 novels published and this is my first read of him. I will trying hard to get some more credits so I can choose the rest of his books....Great Stuff!!!!!
Another Butch Karp novel set in New York when a black man is shot in the back by a "golden boy" street cop. a whitewash is uncovered and an encounter with a serial killer which leads to further excitement and mahem.
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.
When a black man is shot multiple times in the back on the streets of NY by an NYPD golden boy, chaos erupts throughout the city.
When a black man is shot multiple times in the back on the streets of New York by an NYPD golden boy, chaos erupts throughout the city. And in an election year no one feels the pressure more than the men and women who vow to protect and to serve. For Butch Karp-Chief Assistant District Attorney for New York County--bullet holes aren't the only holes in this volatile case.
Add a serial killer who is murdering the homeless to Karp's daily grind, and it's clear he is surrounded by high-profile time bombs that are promising to blow the city to its core.
On the home front, the company Karp's wife--Marlene--works for has gone public. Marlene starts drinking to weather the storm. To make matters worse, his daughter--Lucy--is skipping school to feed the homeless not far from where the slasher stalks his prey. Desperate to stop the violence before it touches his family, Karp must wade through a system of corruption and conspiracy that threatens to silence his pursuit of the truth...forever.
FAST PACED. INTERESTING VIEWPOINT ON HOMELESS PEOPLE. LOTS OF PLOT TWISTS AND TURNS TO KEEP YOU GUESSING. IT WAS NOT THE BUTLER
I have not read this book.